25 April 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 14,900
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
Peter Frans Casteels (Antwerp, active 1690-in or after 1697)
Roses, daffodils, peonies, lilies, a tulip, chrysanthemums and other flowers in a sculpted urn on a stone plinth
signed 'P Casteels f.' (lower right, on the plinth)
oil on canvas
46 x 35¼ in. (116.8 x 89.5 cm.)
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We are grateful to Fred Meijer of the RKD, The Hague, for confirming the attribution after inspection of the original.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 11 December 1984, lot 8, as Pieter Casteels.
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