Baluster vase. Provenance: Dutch (Delft). Dating: 2nd half 17th century, the copper neck 19th century. A tin-glazed baluster shaped vase on a flat unglazed base, the original neck has been cut off, in the 1920’s fitted with a copper neck. Decorated in different shades of blue, on the neck dots that, per two are connected, on its belly three men and a servant in a garden near a river landscape and two Long Eliza’s walking up a stair besides a fence, a bamboo tree and rocks. On the foot a decoration with ruyi heads and lotus leaves. The decorative elements are taken from the repertoire of the Chinese Transitional Style. Porcelain in the Transitional style had been very popular in the Netherlands, after Chinese exports came to a standstill around 1647 they were imitated in Delft faience, this baluster vase is a nice and rare example of those imitations. Dimensions: Height with copper neck: 285 mm (11.22 inch), Height without copper neck: 240 mm (9.45 inch), Diameter belly: 230 mm (9.06 inch), Diameter foot: 160 mm (6.30 inch), Opening mouth vase: 95 mm (3.74 inch). Opening copper neck 115 mm (4.53 inch). Condition: A chip to the foot 10 mm (0.39 inch) and the base 45 mm (1.77 inch), a cut off neck and lots of tiny glaze scratches in the tin-glaze due to use during its life time.