Dutch Delftware Urn-shaped Jardinière, ca. 1735
- € 13.500 ($ text/html;charset=utf-8)
- ca. 1735
- 38.00 cm / 15 in
- 30.00 cm / 12 in
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.
Literature: 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.