23 January 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,000
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
SIXTY-NINE DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE FRUIT TILES (FRUITSTILLEVEN TEGELS)
Each painted with a still life of fruit, a four-petal flower at each corner: eight with an insect hovering above pears and cherries, a joined stem of two at the right; four with the same vignette without the insect; seven with a similar scene, only one cherry at the right, the insect in the foreground, a leafy stem extending from the fruit to the left; five similar but with no leaves, the insect perched on the fruit; three with just fruit, no insect and no leaves, a single cherry in the foreground; one with the same vignette without the single cherry; twenty-eight with grapes included in the mix of fruit; thirteen with bowls of fruit
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) square (69)
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See Dingeman Korf, Tegels, Haarlem, 1979, p. 124, fig. 408 for similar examples.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUTCH AND ENGLISH DELFT (LOTS 117-149) WILL START THE SALE AT 2 P.M. and not at approximately 11 a.m. as stated on the title page of the printed catalogue.
A COLLECTION OF DUTCH TILES AND TILE PICTURES