1 July 2004
(2) A set of two Dutch Delft blue and white chinoiserie candlestick holders
ONE MARKED AK FOR ADRIANUS KOCKS AT DE GRIEKSCHE A, THE OTHER PROBABLY WITH SIMILAR MARK, BUT WITH OVERPAINTED BASE, 1686-1701
After a à la financière French silver model (circa 1660), the upright neck with pseudo-Chinese ideograms, on square base, one armorial with three large lappets and crowned coat-of-arms, the other with flowering branches and flowerheads to the corners (both restored)
22.5 cm. high (2)
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Cf. M.S. van Aken-Fehmers, Delfts aardewerk, Geschiedenis van een nationaal product, volume I, Zwolle, 1999, p. 174, ill. 57.
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