The tin-glazed earthenware ”KASTSTEL” set with three baluster vases and two beaker vases. The octagonal shaped baluster vases with cover decorated in shades of blue with a bird on flowering plants. The domed cover with a scalloped edge surmounted with a lion finial. The two octagonal beaker vases decorated en suite. Signed on the bottom in underglaze blue for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND & 1915
& some items AK = 1915
Painter’s initials: 2x VL = Theodorus Antonius Bernardus van Lingen. Employment dates: 28 March 1893 -1945
Painter’s initials: 2 x VHD = Jacobus Bernardus Johannes v.d. Horst. Employment dates: July 1th 1883 – March 15th 1918
Painter’s initials: 1 x VP = Petrus Franciscus Vreeswijk. Employment dates: 9 Oct. 1885 - 1934.
This garniture is shown in: DELFTWARE - History of a national product De Porceleyne Fles. Page 134 – fig.166
Height: 23 & 30 cm. (9,1 & 11,8 inches.)
Weight: 1.034/716/1.038/679/1.022 grams
Total weight: 4.489 grams.