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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 176

    A BLUE AND WHITE 'DESHIMA ISLAND' PLATE AND A CRUCIFIXION TEABOWL AND SAUCER

    KANGXI PERIOD

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    A BLUE AND WHITE 'DESHIMA ISLAND' PLATE AND A CRUCIFIXION TEABOWL AND SAUCER
    KANGXI PERIOD
    The plate showing curiously dressed figures in a rural landscape, the lightly crimped rim with a Virtruvian scroll border, the underside with floral sprays; the teabowl and saucer painted with Christ on the Cross, a plaque above inscribed INRI, Mary and John the Baptist mourning below, a stylized character mark underneath
    7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diameter, the plate (3)


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    The view on this well-known pattern has long been called Deshima Island (near Nagasaki), the V.O.C. headquarters in Japan from 1641-1862, but more likley depicts the Dutch coastal town Scheveningen. For another example in the Hodroff Collection in the Winterthur Museum, see Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p. 44, no. 11.

    Provenance

    The Mildred R. and Rafi Y. Mottahedeh Collection, Sotheby's, New York, 30 January 1985, lot 22.


    Literature

    Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p. 44, no. 11 (the plate).
    Fuchs and Howard, Made in China, p. 120, no. 71 (the teabowl and saucer).


    Exhibited

    Minneapolis Insitute of Arts, 1997 (the plate).