• Old Masters and 19th Century A auction at Christies

    Sale 7842

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    30 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 34

    Attributed to Pieter van den Bosch (Amsterdam c. 1612/3-c. 1663/83 London)

    Grapes, a pear, an apple, a lemon, oysters and a silver-gilt cup in a stone niche

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    Attributed to Pieter van den Bosch (Amsterdam c. 1612/3-c. 1663/83 London)
    Grapes, a pear, an apple, a lemon, oysters and a silver-gilt cup in a stone niche
    inscribed 'PXB' (upper left, on the shield)
    oil on panel
    26¾ x 20¾ in. (68 x 52.7 cm.)


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    We are grateful to Fred Meijer of the RKD for proposing the attribution on the basis of photographs. The picture presents a prestigious luxury item, a German silver-gilt, lobed, gourd-shaped cup and cover with a warrior finial holding a pike and shield, the shield engraved with the ownership initials PB with a cross device between, probably a Nuremberg goldsmith's work of circa 1620.

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