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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 71

    A DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE INVERTED BALUSTER VASE

    CIRCA 1685, UNDERGLAZE BLUE CL MONOGRAM MARK

    Price Realised  

    A DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE INVERTED BALUSTER VASE
    CIRCA 1685, UNDERGLAZE BLUE CL MONOGRAM MARK
    Painted in the Chinese Transitional Period style with a unicorn by a fence and groups of Oriental figures at discussion before terracing and rocky islands with shrubs, between double blue lines, the shoulder and lower part with borders of lappets decorated with scrolls (chipping to rims, slight flaking and glaze crazing)
    15 in. (38 cm.) high


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    The CL monogram mark on this vase bears a close resemblance to the LC monogram used by Lambertus Cleffius of 'de Metaale Pot' pottery. For a pair of candlesticks bearing Cleffius's monogram, see Marion S. van Aken-Fehmers, Loet A. Schledorn et al., Delfts Aardewerk, Geschiedenis van een nationaal product, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Catalogue (The Hague, 2001), Vol. I, pp. 161 and 174, no. 57.

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