15 June 1999
A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE ARMORIAL DISH
Enamelled to the centre with a large coat-of-arms flanked by two lions above a banner inscribed AMSTELDAM [sic] within an architectural frame adorned with two slender female figures, all enclosed by a trellis-pattern band at the well painted in underglaze blue and reserved with small shrimp and goldfish medallions, the wide rim with a similar blue ground reserved with larger cartouches alternately enclosing a lady resting by the waterside and flowering prunus branches
18 in. (45 cm.) diam.
Duc de X....; purchased Palais Galliera, Paris, 27 June 1969.
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See footnote to previous lot.
An almost identical dish is in the Hodroff Collection, illustrated by David S. Howard, op.cit., 1994, no.24.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately