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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 205

    A SWEDISH MARKET 'COIN' BOWL

    CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    A SWEDISH MARKET 'COIN' BOWL
    CIRCA 1750
    On the exterior ten Swedish coins in sepia and gilt depicting gods or crowns with inscriptions and dates, a rocaille scroll-and-shell border on the rim above, the interior with a cluster of iron-red and gilt flowers beneath a gilt spearhead border
    10¼ in. (26 cm.) diameter


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    The coins depicted are Swedish dalers of the 1715-1719 period, issued during the Nordic War in an emergency copper minting. See The Connoisseur, October 1999, Numismatic Sources of Chinese Export Porcelain Decoration by S.S. Mottahedeh. Other coin bowls have been in the collection of Dr. Anton C.R. Dreesman, sold Christie's London, 10 April 2002, lot 438, and in the Mottahedeh collection, sold Sotheby's New York, 30 January 1985, lot 143.

    Literature

    Fuchs and Howard, Made in China, p. 134, no. 84.