• 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 297

    A DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE PORTRAIT DISH COMMEMORATING THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND

    DATED 1748

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE PORTRAIT DISH COMMEMORATING THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND
    DATED 1748
    The center painted with a bust-length portrait within a medallion, titled and dated H.V. Cumberland. 1748, the rim with a band of scrolls
    8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) diameter


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    See Robert D. Aronson assisted by Suzanne M.R. Lambooy, Dutch Delftware, including Selections from a Distinguished Manhattan Collector, Amsterdam, 2009, p. 69, no. 43 for a dish commemorating the Dutch royal family dated 1749, the format of the portrait, the positioning of the title and date within a shaped reserve, and the border decoration identical to that on the present example.

    Dated 1748, the present dish will have been made to honor William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765) and the younger son of King George II of England. As general for the English forces, Cumberland was instrumental in ending The War of the Austrian Succession which for eight years had pitted Austria and her allies England and the Dutch Republic against France and Prussia. A treaty was signed at Aix-La-Chappelle or Aachen on 18 October of that year.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    With Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire.