• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2287

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export

    21 - 25 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 435

    A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE "BACCHUS" DISH

    CIRCA 1700

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    A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE "BACCHUS" DISH
    CIRCA 1700
    Of silver shape with a central roundel of the god of wine holding a goblet aloft and wearing fruiting grapevine about his head and waist, all within a wide band of scrolling vine and a petal-molded rim
    14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm.) diameter


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    This dish was probably intended for use as a tray; its decoration was likely based on a Dutch delft design. For another example in the Mottahedeh Collection, see Howard and Ayers, op. cit. vol. I, p. 76, no. 34. Others are in the collections of British Museum and in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LEO & DORIS HODROFF


    Literature

    Fuchs and Howard, Made in China, p. 127, no. 78.