• 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 341

    AN ENGLISH DELFT DATED PIERCED BASKET

    DATED 1698, LONDON OR BRISTOL

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ENGLISH DELFT DATED PIERCED BASKET
    DATED 1698, LONDON OR BRISTOL
    The interior painted with Jacob wrestling with the angel (Genesis 33:24), the underside inscribed and dated S/T*M/1698 enclosing a heart flanked by dotted circles, the sides reticulated with a tulip and open flower-head design, the rim set with paired bracket and rope-twist handles, raised on three toupie feet
    10¼ in. (26 cm.) wide, overall


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    See John C. Austin, British Delft at Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia, p. 277, no. 683 for a tile painted with this subject and a mention that this subject only appears on English tiles unlike the majority of Biblical tiles which are based on Dutch examples. For a basket painted with this subject and date 1698 see Anthony Ray, English Delftware Tiles, London, 1973 p. 118, no. 32.; and Jonathan Horne, English Tinglazed Tiles, London, 1989, p. 80, fig. XVI

    Provenance

    With Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire.