6 December 2004
A BOW BLUE AND WHITE TOILET-POT
CIRCA 1758, PAINTER'S NUMERAL 12
Of squat globular form, painted with trailing daisy-flowers, on a spreading circular foot with circle and dash-ornament (slight staining to the interior)
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) diam.
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Fenichell Basmajian, New York, 1-15 November 2001, no. 21.
Cf. Anton Gabszewicz & Geoffrey Freeman, Bow Porcelain, The Collection Formed by Geoffrey Freeman (London, 1982), p. 92, pl. 135, for a polychrome example with a cover.
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On 6 and 7 of December Christie’s will offer almost 400 lots from a collection that includes works by Hals, Van Dyck, Leyster, Snyders and Jan Brueghel the Elder
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