21 January 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 43,750
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A VERY RARE 'PRONK' COFFEE-POT AND COVER
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.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 25 January 1989, lot 224.
Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p. 157, no. 171.
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