• 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 303

    A DUTCH DELFT DORE POLYCHROME INK STAND

    CIRCA 1750-1775

    Price Realised  

    A DUTCH DELFT DORE POLYCHROME INK STAND
    CIRCA 1750-1775
    Of serpentine rectangular form, the top with models of quail flanking a taper-stick holder, the cover finial as a Chinoiserie figure in a blue kimono enriched in gilt reclining, his right elbow on a book, the hand supporting his head, painted in the petit feu palette, the cover surface and front with landscapes, the back and side with flowers, the interior fitted with two double wells and a double sander, each removable
    7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) (5)


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    For another of similar form and decoration in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the taper-stick replaced with a watch stand, see D.F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Delft, Niederländische Fayence, Munich, 1984, p. 234, no. 144.

    Provenance

    With Aronson Antiquairs, Amsterdam.


    Literature

    Aronson Antiquairs, Dutch Delftware, Exhibition Catalogue, Amsterdam, 2000-2001, ill. 47.