6 May 2003
A rare Dutch Delft blue and white covered warm water kettle and comport
(Warm water ketel en komfoor) after a metal model, the bulbous flattened body decorated with blossoming chrysanthemum branches issuing from ponds alternating birds perched on a reeded hedge, the neck with elaborate scrollwork upholding swags, the curvaceous spout with elongated stylised panels, with dark blue upright handle, the domed cover en suite with spire finial, the tripod comport or stove en suite applied with three dark blue snake-type handles, the flaring upper part with floral motifs, the lower part pierced with triangular arcades
29 cm. high
The late Mrs. A.C.T. Tempel-Zwartsenberg.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
See H.P. Fourest, Delftware, Fribourg, 1980, p. 88, ill.78.
D.F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Delft, München, 1984, p.218, ill.103.
Christie's charges a Buyer's premium calculated at 23.205% of the hammer price for each lot with a value up to €110,000. If the hammer price of a lot exceeds €110,000 then the premium for the lot is calculated at 23.205% of the first €110,000 plus 11.9% of any amount in excess of €110,000. Buyer's Premium is calculated on this basis for each lot individually.
The series of 15 sales was led by two exceptional predella panels by artist Giovanni di Paolo
A look back at the standout moments, extraordinary objects and storied collections offered at Christie’s this year