• 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 367

    AN ENGLISH DELFT CHARGER OF APPLE PICKERS

    CIRCA 1720, PROBABLY LONDON

    Price Realised  

    AN ENGLISH DELFT CHARGER OF APPLE PICKERS
    CIRCA 1720, PROBABLY LONDON
    Painted with a gentleman on a ladder handing fruit to his companion, she gathering them in her skirt, flanked by a figure gathering fruit and a hound between sponged trees
    14 in. (35.5 cm.) diameter


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    See John Austin, British Delft at Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1994, p. 147, no. 207 for a similarly composed dish attributed to London or Holland and a note confirming that the archaeological archive at Colonial Williamsburg retains fragments of similar dishes excavated at Chiswell-Bucktrout House (2HB.111) and at Shields Tavern (9LA.0050).

    Provenance

    With Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Blum, Lisbon, Connecticut.