• European Noble and Private Col auction at Christies

    Sale 2835

    European Noble and Private Collections

    15 - 16 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 306

    A Dutch delftware portrait charger


    Price Realised  


    A Dutch delftware portrait charger
    Probably Haarlem, dated 1654
    Painted in blue with a portrait of FLORENTIUS XI, GRAEF VAN HOLLANDT, dated ANNO,1654,, the border with flower sprays, minor rim and glaze chips, a kiln flaw, crack
    39 cm. diam.

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    The person of Florentius XI is unknown in Dutch history. It has been suggested that this dish actually portrays Floris V (1254-1296). A 17th Century portrait of Floris V by Cornelis Visscher bears similarities to the portrait on the dish.
    A comparable dish with the portrait of Frederik Hendrik, Dutch stadhouder who died in 1647, is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

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    Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem, December 2007-May 2009.