• 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 255

    A DUTCH DELFT FIGURE OF A TOPER

    CIRCA 1720, BLUE 50 MARK, POSSIBLY PIETER ADRIAENSZ KOCX AT DE GRIEKSCHE A

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    A DUTCH DELFT FIGURE OF A TOPER
    CIRCA 1720, BLUE 50 MARK, POSSIBLY PIETER ADRIAENSZ KOCX AT DE GRIEKSCHE A
    Modeled seated, his hat in one hand, a glass aloft in the other, on a tripartite base
    7 in. (17.8 cm.) high


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    The attribution to Pieter Adriaensz Kocx at De Grieksche A is based on a comparison of the present figure with the previous figure of a musician similarly posed on a rock supported on a tripartite base painted in the same palette and virtually identical in scale.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 19 September 2000, lot 765.
    With Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire.