• 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 247

    A DUTCH DELFT BOTTLE

    CIRCA 1756-1778, BLUE L P K INITIALS FOR DE PORCELEYNE LAMPETKAN

    Price Realised  

    A DUTCH DELFT BOTTLE
    CIRCA 1756-1778, BLUE L P K INITIALS FOR DE PORCELEYNE LAMPETKAN
    Of square section with cylindrical mouth and sloping shoulder, painted in blue with gallants and companions taking tea beneath drapery swags in a contemporary interior on a tile floor painted to give a sense of perspective
    10 5/8 in. (27 cm.)


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    Almost certainly based on print sources, scenes depicting fashionable people in late 17th century dress in a windowed interior were produced at a variety of factories throughout the 18th century. See D.F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Delft, Niederländische Fayence, Munich, 1984, p.220 - no. 107 for a tea caddy in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam unattributed to a factory and dated to the end of the 17th century; p. 221 - no. 110 for an armorial plaque also in the Rijksmuseum and unattributed, dated circa 1700; p. 221 - no. 111 for a jug in the same museum and p. 225 - no. 120 for a house-form cistern in the collection of the Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels, both marked for the De Roos factory and dated to the late 18th century. The present bottle, its mark datable to 1756-1778, is based on these same sources.

    Provenance

    With Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire.