• 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 270

    A DUTCH DELFT CHINOISERIE BRUSH BACK

    CIRCA 1720-1740

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A DUTCH DELFT CHINOISERIE BRUSH BACK
    CIRCA 1720-1740
    6 in. (15.2 cm.) wide


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    The present brush back along with the following two lots in this sale are rare survivors in delftware of useful everyday objects. See Dave and Robert Aronson, Dutch Delftware 2005, Amsterdam, 2005, pp. 30-33, nos. 25-31 and Ella B. Schaap, Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2003, pp. 24-25 for other examples, each variant in form and decoration.

    According to Ms. Schaap, brushes such as the present example were meant either to brush clothes or to crumb the table after a meal.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    With Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire.