26 January 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,625
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A DUTCH DELFT CHINOISERIE CISTERN FIGURE
CIRCA 1755-1765, POSSIBLY BY PETRUS VAN MARUM AT DE ROMEYN
Modeled as a rotund gentleman with shoulder-length hair seated on a green root-work base, his brimmed hat as a cover, wearing a yellow robe, his belly fitted with a brass spigot
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high (2)
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See Meijer Lavino, et al, The Lavino Collection, n.d., p. 97 for a variant of the model as a teapot, marked for Petrus van Marum at De Romeyn (1754-1764), the spout as an erect penis replacing the spigot.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 19 September 2000, lot 644.