Vase De Porceleyne Fles Delft, around 1910/20
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.