Although this design does not survive in the Cornelis Pronk oeuvre both it and the 'flame dancer' sconces are closely related to the documented Pronk material, and VOC archives contain correspondence referring to "...tapestry sconces...according to the wooden moulds" (see C.J.A. Jorg, op. cit., p. 36). Neither design is known in a form other than the sconce. A single phoenix sconce was in the Mottahedeh Collection, illustrated by Howard and Ayers, op. cit., vol. I, p. 303, and sold Sotheby's, New York, 30 January 1985, lot 186; another single was sold Sotheby's, Monaco, 5 March 1989, lot 450.