• 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 345

    AN ENGLISH DELFT PORTRAIT CHARGER OF CHARLES II

    CIRCA 1685

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    AN ENGLISH DELFT PORTRAIT CHARGER OF CHARLES II
    CIRCA 1685
    Painted with the Sovereign seated astride a steed and holding a baton, beneath the initials CKS and flanked by sponged trees, within a double blue line and blue-dash rim, on a circular foot
    13½ in. (34.2 cm.) diameter


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    See Robert Hall Warren, "Blue Dash Chargers", English Ceramic Circle Transactions, no. 4, London, 1937, p. 21, here the author suggests that as the King has lost his hat he is likely in flight.

    Provenance

    With Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire.