This vase is designed in a Gothic style. It was made for the King of the Netherlands, William II. It has figures designed in the niches of its body of six famous princes of the house of Orange and Nassau. The lid is topped with the figure of Adolphus of Nassau, who became Emperor of Germany.
The Art Journal The Industry of All Nations Illustrated Catalogue (London, England: Bradbury and Evans, 1851)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman