A substantial vase marked ‘AK’ for the maker Adrianus Kocx, owner of the leading late 17th century Delft pottery called De Grieksche A. This factory was the favoured supplier to Queen Mary, providing palaces with many ornaments, often for the display of flowers. At Dyrham Park vases such as these filled fireplaces during the summer, with extravagant displays that contrasted with flower-piece paintings of desirable and sometimes newly imported plants.
Dutch Delft. AK mark. Flower pyramid. vase base - Section or piece of flower pyramid. Ovoid base with flaring foot, surmounted by two ovoid subsidiary sections. Upper section has a waisted nozzle at the top. Painted in blue with lappets, strapwork, flowers and birds. Animal head nozzles. Two nozzles missing. Top section repaired by Miss Sarney 1 April 1982.
Marks and inscriptions
AK (maker's mark on bottom section)
Makers and roles
Andries Kochs, maker