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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 15

    AN ENGLISH CREAMWARE DUTCH-DECORATED STADHOLDER PORTRAIT DISH

    CIRCA 1787

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    AN ENGLISH CREAMWARE DUTCH-DECORATED STADHOLDER PORTRAIT DISH
    CIRCA 1787
    Painted and gilt in a bright palette with an equestrian portrait of Prince Willem V of Orange-Nassau, sword drawn, on a stallion with sabino markings, the border painted with winged putti among swags of fruit and flowers suspended from rings, and reserved with the inscription De Godsdienst, Eendragt, Liefde en Trouw, Is't Vaste Fundament van ijder Staatsgebouw Ps Willem De Vijfde Van Orange, (Religion, Solidarity, Love and Loyalty/Are the foundations of every state building/Prince William the Fifth of Orange) in a waved brown line rim (minor chipping to rim, re-touched, some light scratches and flaking to enamel)
    17¾in. (45 cm.) wide


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    For a related Dutch-decorated saltglaze white stoneware dish painted by the same hand as the present example with a posthumous portrait of Fredrik Willem, King of Prussia see Bernard Rackham, Catalogue of English Porcelain, Earthenware, Enamels and Glass collected by Charles Schreiber Esq. M.P. and The Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Schreiber and presented to the Museum in 1884, Catalogue, Vol. II, Earthenware, (London, 1930), p. 42, cat. no. 226, pl. 24.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    With Alistair Sampson Antiques, London.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Literature

    Robert Hirsch, 'Dutch Decorated English Creamware', English Ceramic Circle Transactions (1986), Vol. 12, Pt. 3, pl. 178b.