• 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 6

    A FAMILLE ROSE "NATIVITY" PLATE

    CIRCA 1740

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    A FAMILLE ROSE "NATIVITY" PLATE
    CIRCA 1740
    In the center the Christ Child in a manger attended by Mary, Joseph and shepherds, while cattle peer out behind them and Mary's donkey sleeps beside baskets in the foreground
    9 in. (22.9 cm.) diameter


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    From a series of Nativity, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension wares made after engravings by Dutch artist Jan Luyken published in a 1734 Amsterdam Bible. The subject is rare in famille rose; it was more often made in grisaille and gilt. See an example in the Hodroff Collection published by R.W. Fuchs in Made in China, p. 66, and sold Christie's, New York, 21 January 2009, lot 192.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 24 January 1997, lot 92.