• 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 245

    A DUTCH DELFT THIRTEEN-NOZZLE FLOWER HOLDER OR 'VASE WITH SPOUTS'

    1686-1701, BLUE AK MONOGRAM/O MARK TO THE LOWER SECTION FOR ADRIAENSZ KOCX AT DE GRIEKSCHE A

    Price Realised  

    A DUTCH DELFT THIRTEEN-NOZZLE FLOWER HOLDER OR 'VASE WITH SPOUTS'
    1686-1701, BLUE AK MONOGRAM/O MARK TO THE LOWER SECTION FOR ADRIAENSZ KOCX AT DE GRIEKSCHE A
    The tulipière square, modeled as a pyramid in two sections, the upper-most baluster-form nozzle centering three graduated tiers of four dolphin-head nozzles angled at each corner, painted and reserved in blue, the upper registers with birds perched on rockwork amongst flowering plants, the lower portion painted with lappets beneath a scallop band
    14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) high (2)


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    See M. van Aken-Fehmers, Vases with Spouts, Zwolle, 2007, p. 176, ill. 5.01 for a similar example in the collection of Michael Archer, Dedham, England. Related examples are in the National Trust Collection, Belton House, Lincolnshire, England and in the Collection of the Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth, England.

    See also Robert D. Aronson assisted by Suzanne M.R. Lambooy, Dutch Delftware, including Selections from A Distinguished Manhattan Collector, Amsterdam, 2009, pp. 18-31, nos. 10-14 for other similar examples from De Grieksche A and for an in depth discussion of the tulipière or 'vase with spouts' as it was known in the late 17th and early 18th century.

    Provenance

    P.C. Spaans Collection; Christie's, Amsterdam, 19-20 December 2007, lot 38.
    With Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire.