Jan van Kessel I (Antwerp 1626-1679)
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN COLLECTION 
Jan van Kessel I (Antwerp 1626-1679)

Pancakes on a pewter platter and in a pan, a vessel with batter, a joint of ham, sausages, two roemers and other vessels on a stone ledge; and Plaice in a collander, gurnard, a lobster and a bucket of fish on a ledge with lemons

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Jan van Kessel I (Antwerp 1626-1679)
Pancakes on a pewter platter and in a pan, a vessel with batter, a joint of ham, sausages, two roemers and other vessels on a stone ledge; and Plaice in a collander, gurnard, a lobster and a bucket of fish on a ledge with lemons
oil on copper
5¾ x 8 1/8 in. (14.8 x 20.7 cm.)
a pair
Provenance
with Ledger, London, January 1950.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 9 July 1975, lot 88 (£10,000).
Anonymous sale [The Property of a Gentleman]; Sotheby's, London, 8 July 1981, lot 35 (£18,000).
Literature
K. Ertz and C. Nitze-Ertz, Die Maler Jan van Kessel, Lingen, 2012, pp. 292-3, nos. 476 and 478, illustrated.

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Lot Essay

Ertz and Nitze-Ertz group this pair of exquisitely detailed still lifes with thirteen other works by the artist, under Tisch-Stilleben and Stilleben mit Meerestieren (op. cit., pp. 290-3, nos. 468-482). Those closest to the presents works in scale, support and design (where the edge of the table is not visible), are all dated to the 1660s (nos. 479, 481 and 482).
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