• 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 249

    A PAIR OF DUTCH DELFT CANDLESTICKS

    CIRCA 1678-1691, EITHER SAMUEL VAN EENHOORN AT DE GRIEKSCHE A (1678-1686) OR LAMBERTUS CLEFFIUS AT DE METALE POT (1679-1691)

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF DUTCH DELFT CANDLESTICKS
    CIRCA 1678-1691, EITHER SAMUEL VAN EENHOORN AT DE GRIEKSCHE A (1678-1686) OR LAMBERTUS CLEFFIUS AT DE METALE POT (1679-1691)
    After a silver model of the 'early rounded type', each hexafoil shaft issuing from an everted knop and domed circular foot, painted in cobalt blue on a pale robin's egg blue ground with flowering branches and birds in flight
    10 7/8 in. (27.9 cm.) high (2)


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    See M. van Aken-Fehmers, Delfts Aardewerk, Volume I, Zwolle, 1999, p. 96, ill. 6 for related candlesticks marked for Samuel van Eenhoorn; also Robert D. Aronson assisted by Suzanne M.R. Lambooy, Dutch Delftware, including Selections from A Distinguished Manhattan Collector, Amsterdam, 2009, p. 9, no. 4 for a pair of dishes marked for Lambertus Cleffius and painted with similar birds.

    Provenance

    Dr. J.A. McMonson, no. 1622.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, Amsterdam, 26-27 June 2007, lot 38.
    With Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire.