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    Sale 1958

    The Hodroff Collection, Part II Chinese Export Porcelain From The Collection Of Leo & Doris Hodroff

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 279

    A LARGE SILVER-MOUNTED JAPANESE BLUE AND WHITE TANKARD

    LATE 17TH CENTURY, THE SILVER AMSTERDAM 1732

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE SILVER-MOUNTED JAPANESE BLUE AND WHITE TANKARD
    LATE 17TH CENTURY, THE SILVER AMSTERDAM 1732
    Of pear shape, decorated with three panels, one of two men standing in a landscape, one them holding a fan and a parasol, the other flanking panels with birds flying and perched among trees, all amidst karakusa scrollwork, the silver with maker's mark for Jan Willem Vastenouw, the silver engraving late 18th century
    11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high, overall


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    Tankards of various size were ordered by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) from the 1660's onwards. Their shapes closely followed the German stoneware models sent with the orders. The decoration was invariably in Chinese Transitional style, reworked in the Japanese manner. Cf. D.F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinesisches und Japanisches Porzellan in Europaischen Fassungen, Verlag Kilnhardt & Biermann, 1980, pl. XIV & XV; Ford and Impey, Japanese Art from the Gerry Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1989, p. 72, ill. 40a.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Christie's, Amsterdam, 8 December 1998, lot 421