• 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 5

    A RARE PRONK "PLUME" SPOON TRAY

    CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    A RARE PRONK "PLUME" SPOON TRAY
    CIRCA 1740
    The distinctive design of Dutch artist Cornelis Pronk shown in lavender and yellow enamel on the shaped oval dish
    5 in. (12.7 cm.) wide


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    Howard & Ayers illustrate a "Plume" teabowl and saucer, suggesting that, as the recorded pieces are so few, the lavender and yellow "Plume" pattern may have been just one large tea service. (China for the West, vol. I, p. 302). A teapot stand from the collection of Elizabeth Parke Firestone was sold Christie's, New York, 22 March 1991, lot 595.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, Amsterdam, 13 May 1998, lot 201.