21 January 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,750
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A BOTANICAL SAUCER DISH
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.
The Jarras Collection; Christie's, London, 13 June 1990, lot 107.
With Marchant & Son, London.
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