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    Sale 7633

    Old Master & British Pictures (Day Sale)

    3 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 142

    Studio of Jan van Kessel I (Antwerp 1626-1679)

    A basket of grapes, on a ledge with partridge, lemons, squashes and other fruits and vegetables, and game; and A porcelain bowl of tulips, roses and irises with a parrot, figs and grapes on a ledge with other fruit, vegetables, fish and a basket of mushrooms

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    Studio of Jan van Kessel I (Antwerp 1626-1679)
    A basket of grapes, on a ledge with partridge, lemons, squashes and other fruits and vegetables, and game; and A porcelain bowl of tulips, roses and irises with a parrot, figs and grapes on a ledge with other fruit, vegetables, fish and a basket of mushrooms
    oil on copper
    7½ x 10¼ in. (19 x 26 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    To be sold with a copy of a certificate (2 June 1998) from Professor Klaus Ertz, in which he attributes these paintings to Jan van Kessel I (1626-1679). Mr. Fred Meijer of the RKD now believes this pair to be part of a group by an as yet unidentified hand working in the studio of Jan van Kessel the Elder, possibly to be identified as Ferdinand van Kessel (1648-after 1696).

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