• 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 275

    A DUTCH DELFT DORE SMALL PUZZLE-JUG

    1705-1720, ATTRIBUTED TO PIETER ADRIAENSZ KOCX AT DE GRIEKSCHE A

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    A DUTCH DELFT DORE SMALL PUZZLE-JUG
    1705-1720, ATTRIBUTED TO PIETER ADRIAENSZ KOCX AT DE GRIEKSCHE A
    Of typical baluster form with flower-pierced neck, the hollow handle extending in a loop around the mouth punctuated with three pierced nozzles, painted in bright colors and enriched in gilt with three dancing boys or zotje holding aloft a flowering vine and with trailing vines of orchids and other flowers extending around the side of the pot from either side of the handle, a band of lappets extending upward at the foot
    5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) high


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    For another of similar form in the collection of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, decorated with Jumping Boys and with the arms of the Heim family, see D.F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Delft, Niederländische Fayence, Munich, 1984, p. 309, no. 345; also p. 304, no. 332 for a tankard marked for Kocx painted with trailing flowers similar to those on the present puzzle jug.

    Provenance

    Dr. Günter Grethe, Hamburg.
    With Aronson Antiquairs, Amsterdam.


    Literature

    Dave and Robert Aronson, Dutch Delftware: The Dr. Günther Grethe Collection and Other Acquisitions, Amsterdam, 2004, p. 119, no. 137.