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Flower Holder (one of a pair)

Made by De Metaale Pot (The Metal Pot), Delft, Netherlands , (1670–1775) Under Lambertus van Eenhoorn (Dutch, active 1691–1721) , or his widow, Margaretha van Eenhoorn-Teckmann (Dutch, active 1721–1724)
This heart-shaped flower vase---sometimes called a hyacinth vase, finger vase, or tulip vase---is decorated with a flying cupid surrounded by scattered flowers. It has two handles shaped like grotesque birds or winged griffins. That so many of these exclusively Dutch models have survived reflects the Dutch love for flowers, especially tulips.

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