26 January 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 7,500
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE BIBLICAL PLAQUE
Rectangular, painted with a scene of Jesus being led by a guard, the underside with chamfered edges
6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high, 11 in. (27.9 cm.) wide
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As noted in the Aronson catalogue, the present plaque appears to depict a scene from the life of Christ recounted in each of the four Gospels: Jesus of Nazareth, having been brought before Pontius Pilate for trial is released to the general population described as the King of the Jews. He is clothed in a red or purple robe and given a 'crown' of thorns, all symbolic of this 'royal' status, then mocked and abused before being re-dressed in his own clothes and led off to be crucified. It is this last scene that is the subject of the present plaque, perhaps one from a series depicting the Passion of Christ.
With Aronson Antiquairs, Amsterdam.
Dave and Robert Aronson, Dutch Delftware 2005, Amsterdam, 2005, p. 6, no. 3.