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covered vase
  • Delft
  • covered vase, 1700s
  • Where object was made: Belgium, Netherlands, or Luxembourg
  • earthenware
  • Object Height/Width: 33 x 15.2 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 1/8 x 6 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6278.a,b

Earthenware, covered vase with scenes in blue on white. It has an inverted pear shaped body with a faceted foot and narrow neck. There is a scene painted in an oval on the body of a full length male figure (Abraham) holding a knife to the left of a boy (Isaac) who is lying down on a box. Scrolls, leaves, flowers, and dots decorate the surface of the body, neck and lid. The lid is domed with an animal shaped finial.