• 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 347

    A LONDON DELFT DATED PORTRAIT CAUDLE CUP OF CHARLES II

    DATED 1662

    Price Realised  

    A LONDON DELFT DATED PORTRAIT CAUDLE CUP OF CHARLES II
    DATED 1662
    Painted with a bust-length portrait of the Monarch in his coronation robes holding a sceptre and orb, flanked by the inscription C2/R and the date 16/62, within an arch and columns
    3 in. (7.6 cm.) high


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    Recorded in Lipski and Archer are sixteen King Charles II portrait cups of various shapes and designs dating from 1660 to 1679. Only two are dated 1662, one of these is the present example, while the other is located in the British Museum (accession no. 1938, 3-14, 108).

    Following the death of Oliver Cromwell in 1658, Charles II was restored to the throne. His coronation was held in 1661. Therefore it has been suggested that the cups dated 1662 relate to his marriage to Catherine of Braganza in May of that year.

    Provenance

    The F. Bennett-Goldney Collection; Puttick & Simpson, London, 3 April 1920, lot 100.
    The Collection of the late Charles J. Lomax; Sotheby's, London, 7 April 1937, lot 16.
    The J.R. Cookson Collection, Grange-over-Sands.
    Property of a Gentleman; Christie's, London, 13 June 1983, lot 39.
    The Harriet Carlton Goldweitz Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 20 January 2006, lot 13.
    With Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire.


    Literature

    Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, 1984, p. 168, no. 755