2 June 2015
A DUTCH DELFT NODDING-HEAD FIGURE OF AN ACTOR
CIRCA 1720-1725, BLUE JG AND 6 MARK FOR JOHANNES GAAL AT DE TWEE SCHEEPJES
Dressed in the Renaissance style, his removable head beneath a soft hat and pinned at the neck to nod, on a hexagonal base, the sloping sides painted with a rinceau
12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) high
The Vanhyfte Collection, no. 15.
With Aronson Antiquaires, Amsterdam.
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D.F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Delft Niederländische
Fayence, Munich, 1984, p. 317, ill. 366 (described as a figure of Harlequin).
Aronson Antiquaires, Dutch Delftware: Highlights from the Vanhyfte Collection, Amsterdam, 2003, cat. no. 15.
Johannes Gaal is recorded as the owner of De Twee Scheepjes factory 1707-1725.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION FORMED BY BENJAMIN F. EDWARDS III (LOTS 42-55)
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