An urn-shaped vase with masks on either side; not signed.
The vase is decorated in blue with oakleafs. In cartouches two representations: Venus and Adonis with two dogs on one side and a Venus shell fountain with three putti on the other.
The depiction of Venus and Adonis is derived from “Metamorphosis” by Ovid.
Ovidius, Metamorphosen, in de vertaling door M. d’Hane-Scheltema, Amsterdam 1997.
Eric M. Moormann en Wilfried Uitterhoeve, De klassieke mythologie in de kunst, van Achilles tot Zeus, Nijmegen 1995.