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H.: 24,5 cm
- One (the vase on the left) in very good to excellent condition. Top and foot rim with a few negligible small superficial chips on top and foot rim and a few minor baking flaws. The glaze slightly misfired, which caused a dark brown staining somewhat visible throughout but more apparent in the lower section. The foot slightly polished.
- The second (the vase on the right) with a few negligible small superficial chips on top and foot rim and a glaze line from the rim. The surface with a few baking flaws. The glaze misfired, which caused a dark brown staining visible in the lower half. This example shows this issue a little more than the other. The base with a crack running across on one side, extending upwards on both ends. On the inside, more glaze lines visible, related to the baking flaws. The foot slightly polished.
Provenance: With a wax seal on the base for the 'Gaston de Ramaix' collection, Château de Grune, Belgium. The collectors Maurice de Ramaix (1850-1918) (link), a Belgian diplomat and politician, and his son Gaston built a collection of mostly blue and white pieces from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. De Ramaix was a diplomatic attaché in Paris, Constantinople, Vienna, Berlin, The Hague and Persia. Afterward, he returned to Belgium where he became a senator and a member of the Parliament. In 1894, he bought and restored a castle in Grune, Belgium. After his death, De Ramaix’s collection was passed to his eldest son, Gaston (1878-1937), who was also a diplomat. Gaston had a predilection for the Dutch Golden Age and completed his father’s collection. He showcased the remarkable assemblage of Delftware in his seventeenth-century castle surrounded by Dutch paintings and prints from the same era.