• 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 38

    A RARE PRONK "DOUBLE PLUME" PLATE

    CIRCA 1738

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    Estimate

    A RARE PRONK "DOUBLE PLUME" PLATE
    CIRCA 1738
    Two large iron-red plumes of feathers on a distinctive grisaille ground
    9 in. (22.9 cm.) diameter


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    This plate undoubtedly from a unique service - a variant on the better-known lavender and yellow "Plume" tea service (see lot 5) - designed in the studio of Dutch artist Cornelis Pronk and then privately ordered. A cream jug in this pattern in the collection of the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels, is illustrated by Jorg (Chine de Commande from the Royal Museums, p. 155), where he calls it an "...extremely rare, unrecorded variety."


    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 8 April 1997, lot 95.
    With H. Moog Antique Porcelains, Atlanta.