A vase with flowering plant (object of wonder) in wood - made by G. Thuerelinckx - Flanders - Leuven - circa 1900.
Although nothing is known about the artist of the present vase, the "Tuerlinckx" of "Thuerelinckx", were a family of wood carvers, turners and instrument makers, active in the Malines area of the Netherlands. The most prominent members of the family were Jean (1753-1827) and his son Corneille (1783-1855).
This exceptional "wunderkammer object" is sold with a bound volume containing some of the plates of L.E. Bergeron's Manual du Tourneur, an instructions manual written for turners in 1816. See plate 42 for a turned wood vase, similar to this vase.
vase: 72,5 cm
vitrine: 81,5 cm x 41cm
collection Onghena - Ghent