HM Vase Delft

Vase De Porceleyne Fles Delft, around 1910/20

Signed LS, Leon Senf (1860- 1940)

Excep­tion­al and very rare earth­en­ware vase of beau­ti­ful colours. It is a tru­ly intrigu­ing mod­el with the fine­ly paint­ed exot­ic-like, styl­ized grass­es, leaves and pea­cocks, designed by the Dutch Leonar­dus Johannes Senf.

Leon Senf got inter­na­tion­al­ly acknowl­edged for the sim­i­lar designs of ceram­ic wall pan­els with pea­cock dec­o­ra­tion for the neo-Renais­sance style Peace Palace in The Hague, fin­ished in 1913 and locat­ed at the Carnegieplein in a park land­scape in the north of the city The Hague, Nether­lands. He became head of the painters ate­lier of De Porce­leyne Fles in 1884.

The vase we present here is a won­der­ful exam­ple of the Nieuw-Delfts’ earth­en­ware design, inspired by Per­sian pot­tery, the char­ac­ter­is­tic and well-known style of Leon Senf. Signed on the bot­tom with the fac­to­ry mark, and his signature.

HM Vase Delft D1
Vase by Leon Senf H: 39.5 cm, Diameter: 17.7 cm
HM Vase Delft D2