• 20th Century Decorative Art &  auction at Christies

    Sale 7838

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    21 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 26

    T. A. C. COLENBRANDER (1841-1930)

    GROT TOWER SET OF VASES, 1925

    Price Realised  

    T. A. C. COLENBRANDER (1841-1930)
    GROT TOWER SET OF VASES, 1925
    decorated by Willem Elstrodt, hand-painted and glazed pottery
    covered vases 23 in. (58.5 cm.) and smaller 13 in. (33 cm.) high
    printed marks COLENBRANDER RAM ARNHEM HOLLAND painted marks date code, painter's monogram WE, covered vases numbered 21 and smaller vases numbered 22 (5)


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    The vases were presented to Lord Baden-Powell by the Boy Scouts of Holland on his seventieth birthday, 22 February 1927 and are referred to in The Baden-Powell's Scrapbook Vol. 15, 1927, held at Mercers' Hall, London.

    Colenbrander trained and worked as an architect before becoming the artistic director of Rozenburg in The Hague. He was later the director of Zuidhollandsche Plateelbakkerij in Gouda and at the RAM pottery in Arnhem 1923-1928. Colenbrander won a gold medal for his Cathedral pattern vases which were exhibited at Exposition Français des Arts Décoratifs, Paris 1925. He was influenced by Middle Eastern and Asian architecture, and reportedly by Javanese batik textiles.

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    Provenance

    The 1st Lord Baden-Powell (1857-1941) and thence by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE LORD BADEN-POWELL