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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 207

    A BOTANICAL SAUCER DISH

    CIRCA 1735

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    A BOTANICAL SAUCER DISH
    CIRCA 1735
    Finely enameled in a rich famille rose palette with a sprig of iris and of clematis, a caterpillar crawling on each
    6 7/8 in. (17.4 cm.) diameter


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    This pattern is a combination of details from three studies of amateur botanist Maria Sibylla Merian's (1647-1717) third Raupenbuch (caterpillar book). Its border relates closely to Pronk designs. See Antiques magazine, August 2000, for Charlotte Jacob-Hanson on Merian.

    Provenance

    The Jarras Collection; Christie's, London, 13 June 1990, lot 107.
    With Marchant & Son, London.