(active in 1690s in Delft)

Tulip vase with the arms of Willem III

Blue-painted faience height 102 cm
Royal Collection, Hampton Court

At the end of the 17th century Delft faience became increasingly popular in the Netherlands. The Delft potteries were commissioned by Willem III and his court to make impressive tulip vases and other imposing pieces. The King of England ordered pieces of Delftware to decorate the palaces of his kingdom.

This large tulip vase was made in the Delft pottery De Grieksche A for the stadholder-king and it is still owned by the royal family. Adriaen Kocks was in charge of the pottery during this period and he supervised its manufacture.

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