A pair of blue and white Delftware tulipières of pyramid shape, each with 20 spouts and set with lion feet on a heart shaped base and rectangular foot. The heart shaped bases each decorated with a putti within flowers to either side and salamander handles The undersides marked 'LVE and 2 4 !' for Lambertus van Eenhoorn at the Metaale Pot (1691-1724), Delft, late 17th/early 18th century. -H. 43 cm, minor chipping to extremities, one vase broken below the lion feet and re-stuck.
It is known that French copies were produced in the 19th century and therefore one of the vases has been tested at Oxford Authentication using thermoluminescence testing. The result of this test, No: C122d2, is consistent with the suggested period of manufacture.
Literature: similar tulip vases are described in 'Vases with Spouts - Three Centuries of Splendour' by Marion S. van Aken-Fehmers, Waanders 2007, page 190-198.