panels with landscape scenes of a high-gabled house on the bank of a river; sailboat on river; cloudy sky with birds. Slightly flaring, six-sided base, and shaped six-sided rim; on back of vase green pine spray; underglaze blue

Vase, one of a pair, 17th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Tin-glazed earthenwareexpand_more

Gift of Mrs. C. C. Boveyexpand_more  39.31.1

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Both vases are painted with almost identical decoration: the same quaint view of a Dutch landscape, featuring a house by a river, a sailboat, and flying birds. The repetition of the scene reveals that these two vases were once part of a so-called garniture, or a grouping of either three or five vases, to be symmetrically arranged above a mantelpiece or other domestic furniture.

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Vase, one of a pair
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Artist
Accession Number
39.31.1
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panels with landscape scenes of a high-gabled house on the bank of a river; sailboat on river; cloudy sky with birds. Slightly flaring, six-sided base, and shaped six-sided rim; on back of vase green pine spray; underglaze blue