A large Dutch Delft blue and white double gourd shaped vase, circa 1700. Photo Sotheby's

the ovoid body painted with panels of flowers and fruiting vine beneath ruyi lappets enclosing flowers, the swollen neck painted with a band of further flower lappets beneath single flowers, blue painted AK monogram for Adrianus Kocx, the owner of the De Grieksche A (The Greek A) factory from 1686 to 1701, some restoration, 62cm., 24 1/2 in. high. Estimation 3,000 — 4,000 GBP

Provenance: The Stodel Collection (paper label to base)

Sotheby's. The Gustav Leonhardt Collection, Property from the Bartolotti House, Amsterdam. London | 29 avr. 2014 - www.sotheby's.com