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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 206

    A VERY RARE 'PRONK' COFFEE-POT AND COVER

    CIRCA 1740

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    A VERY RARE 'PRONK' COFFEE-POT AND COVER
    CIRCA 1740
    Painted with a wide band of beetles, butterflies and moths above black-ground flowering vine, all between mint-green scale pattern, the black-ground handle with gilt tassel or bell-flower motifs
    12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm.) high (2)


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    As Howard notes in The Choice of the Private Trader, the present design is "clearly the work of the studio of Cornelis Pronk". The decoration on the handle relates closely to that on Pronk's 'Trumpeter' service.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 25 January 1989, lot 224.


    Literature

    Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p. 157, no. 171.