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Jar with Lid

Made by De Grieksche A (The Greek A), Delft, 1657 - 1818. Under Pieter Kocx, active at De Grieksche A (The Greek A) 1701-3, or his widow, Johanna Kocx-van der Heul, active at De Grieksche A (The Greek A) 1701-22
This baluster-shaped jar is decorated in the Imari style of Japanese porcelain—characterized by designs in deep blue and red with gold glazes­—that was greatly admired in the Netherlands. The shoulder displays oval cartouches enclosing oxen and carp, which are symbols of perseverance, endurance, and strength. The influence of East Asian textiles can be seen in the ornamentation of the lid.

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