26 January 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,500
Estimate USD 3,500 - USD 4,500
A DUTCH DELFT DORE POLYCHROME INK STAND
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.
With Aronson Antiquairs, Amsterdam.
Aronson Antiquairs, Dutch Delftware, Exhibition Catalogue, Amsterdam, 2000-2001, ill. 47.