Pair of Painted Blue and White Porcelain Maottahedeh Tulip Pagodas “Tulipieres”
Important pair of ceramic Tulipieres (or tulip pagodas) from Mottahedeh and Company, New York. Built in seven pieces and shaped as tall cones with holes for tulips, the decorative vases are hand painted in the white and blue palette, embellished with elegant woman figures and floral decor. The large jardinières are in excellent condition, and would make a strong statement on a mantel or a large buffet in a dining room. Stamped Mottahedeh on the bottom.
These magnificent vessels of blue and white pottery are a reproduction of a late 17th century original from the collection at Chatsworth Castle in England. Tulipieres, or tulip pagodas, were devised by the Dutch to display their prized tulips or other flowers at a time when a single bulb could cost the equivalent of many thousands of dollars.
Mottahedeh & Company is a company in New York City that makes tableware and decorative accessories. The company has made porcelain for the President of the United States, the U.S. State Department and the Diplomatic Corps. The company, over 85 years old, was purchased from the Mottahedeh estate in 1992 by Wendy and Grant Kvalheim with a minor partnership with Jeffrey and Pamela Mondschein. Mildred Mottahedeh continued to collaborate at Mottahedeh for five more years and died in February, 2000.
Measures: 11″ W x 11″ D x 39″ H.
|Dimensions||11 × 11 × 39 in|
Early 21st Century