• The Collection of Benjamin F.  auction at Christies

    Sale 2388

    The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III

    26 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 7

    A "CAPE OF GOOD HOPE" PLATE

    CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    A "CAPE OF GOOD HOPE" PLATE
    CIRCA 1740
    Dutch ships at anchor in the harbor before Table Mountain and Cape Town
    9 in. (22.9 cm.) diameter


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    This resting point midway in the six month trip between Europe and Canton was a familiar sight to both Portuguese and Dutch traders. Shown is supposedly the Dutch fleet that took control of the territory in 1652. See Le Corbeiller, Patterns of Exchange, p. 84.