21 avril 2018

Dutch Delft at Sotheby's London, 01 May 2018

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Lot 213. A Dutch Delft blue and white double gourd vase, 1685-1700; 29.5cm., 11 5/8 in. high. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.

painted in Kangxi style with continuous panels of birds perched in flowering branches, the shoulder painted with a band of foliate scrolls reserving cartouches of flowers, blue GK monogram for Gerrit Pietersz Kam of Drie Postelyne Astonne (The Three Porcelain Ash-Barrels) factory, or De Paeuw (The Peacock) factory.

Property from the Joseph M. Morpurgo Collection.

Note: A near identical vase marked for Gerrit Pietersz Kam is in the collection of the V&A museum, London, mus. no. C.85-1951.

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Lot 212. A pair of Dutch Delft doré bottle vases, by Pieter Adriaensz Kocx, early 18th century; 22.5cm., 8 7/8 in. high. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.

of octagonal form with flaring rim, painted in the Imari palette highlighted in gilding, with birds perching on fences among flowers, the shoulder with a lambrequin border, iron-red PAK marks for Pieter Adriaensz Kocx, owner of the De Grieksche A (The Greek A) factory, partially legible 'no 8', partially legible embossed marks 'WIII' and 'VIII' (?),

Property from the Joseph M. Morpurgo Collection.

ExhibitedPAN, Amsterdam, 1984.

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Lot 215. A Dutch Delft doré large dish, by Pieter Adriaensz Kocx, early 18th century; 39.2cm., 15 3/4 in. diameter. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.

by Pieter Adriaensz Kocx, painted in the Imari palette with an Oriental woman and a boy in a fenced garden flanked by a large pagoda building and table supporting a vase of flowering plants, iron-red PAK mark for Pieter Adriaensz Kocx, owner of the De Grieksche A (The Greek A) factory,

Property from the Joseph M. Morpurgo Collection.

ExhibitedPAN, Amsterdam, 1963.

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Lot 218. A Dutch 'Black Delft' small oval plaque, early 18th century; 19cm. x 21.3cm., 7 1/2 in. x 8 3/8 in. Estimate 800 — 1,200 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.

painted with a Chinoiserie landscape of pagoda buildings lining the shore of a river, the foreground with a fisherman on a boat, within a raised frame moulded with four oval medallions encasing mythical beasts and flowers, reserved with scrolling foliage on a black ground, with integral pierced support for hanging.

Provenance: Collection Voûte, NR 64 (paper label), 
probably Mari Paul Voûte, Jr. (1882–1955), Baarn, The Netherlands, whose collection was sold at Frederik Muller & Cie., Amsterdam, 17th-25th April, 1956;
With Vandermeersch, Paris (paper label).

Literature: RELATED LITERATURE 
Robert D. Aronson, Delftware, Nijstad Collection, Amsterdam, 2017, pp. 54-55, no. 25.

Note: Black Delft is amongst the rarest of Delftware to survive, with approximately less than seventy pieces recorded. Aronson illustrates a close comparison of a plaque painted with Chinoiserie figures in an interior. The author notes four blue and white examples of the form bearing the LC mark of Lambertus Cleffius, owner of De Metaale Pot(The Metal Pot) factory, published by A. Vecht, Frederik van Frytom1632-1702, Life and Work of a Dutch Pottery-Decorator, Amsterdam, 1968, pp. 84-85, nos. 59-62.

 

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Lot 214. A pair of Dutch Delft polychrome bottle vases, by Pieter Adriaensz Kocx, early 18th century; 22.8cm., 8 7/8 in. high. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.

of octagonal baluster form with a flaring rim, painted with birds perched within a large spray of flowers issuing from rock work, the shoulder with a lambrequin border, and flower sprigs to the neck, iron-red PAK marks for Pieter Adriaensz Kocx, owner of the De Grieksche A (The Greek A) factory, partially legible painted 'no 8', partially legible embossed marks 'WIII' and 'VIII' (?)

Property from the Joseph M. Morpurgo Collection.

Provenance: Perhaps the pair from the collection of Mari Paul Voûte, Jr. (1882–1955), Baarn, The Netherlands, sold at Frederik Muller & Cie., Amsterdam, 17th-25th April, 1956, no. 55.

Literature: J.F. Heijbroek & A.Th.P van Griensven, Kunst, kennis en kwaliteit, Zwolle, 2007, p. 124, illustrated in a photograph from 1965.

Note: A bottle vase of this form and decoration is illustrated by M.S. van Aaken-Fehmers, et al. Delfts Aardewerk, Geschiedenis van een nationaal product, Zwolle, 1999, p. 130, no. 37.

 

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Lot 216. A Dutch Delft polychrome cartouche-shaped plaque, dated 1737 or 1757; 31.5cm. x 28.5cm., 12 3/8 in. x 11 1/8 in. Estimate 1,500 — 2,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.

painted with a large bouquet of flowers in a vase, flanked by a pair of smaller flower vases supported by putti, joined by a garland of foliate scrolls and shells enriched with a profile portrait medallion, the moulded frame painted with flowering scrolls on a blue ground, pierced twice for hanging, the reverse with inscribed date mark in blue.

Property from the Joseph M. Morpurgo Collection.

Note: For other examples of plaques painted with garnitures of flower vases see C. H de Jonge, Delft Ceramics, London, 1970, p. 107, ill. 106 and Henry-Pierre Fourest, Delftware, Faience Production at Delft, London, 1980, pp. 172-173, no. 171. 

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Lot 217. A Dutch Delft polychrome cartouche-shaped plaque, mid-18th century; 33.7cm. x 26.9cm., 13 1/4 in. x 10 1//2 in. Estimate 1,500 — 2,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.

painted with an Oriental woman holding a fan in a fenced garden, flanked by a flowering prunus branch with a perching bird, and a large pagoda building housing two figures, the moulded frame with flowering scrolls on an iron-red ground, pierced twice for hanging, letter P mark. 

Property from the Joseph M. Morpurgo Collection.

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Lot 218. A Dutch Delft polychrome plaque,  mid-18th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.

of moulded cartouche form, painted with a rectangular panel of a riverscape with a figure in a pagoda, reserved on a ground of blue flowering scrolls, flanked by two relief moulded harlequin masks in profile, with scalloped shaped terminal and pierced hanger.

Property from the Joseph M. Morpurgo Collection.

Provenance: The collection of Richard and Georgette Koopman, USA.

ExhibitedPAN, Amsterdam, 2005.

Note: A further example of a plaque of this unusual form was sold at Sotheby's Amsterdam, 8th April 2004, lot 21.

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Lot 225. A Dutch Delft polychrome plaque, mid-18th century; 33.3cm., 13 1/8 in. wide. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.

of moulded cartouche form, vibrantly painted with a Chinoiserie landscape of three figures in a fenced garden, with two further figures on a distant island, the raised frame marbled in green reserving leaves and flower heads, pierced for hanging.

ProvenanceWith Joseph M. Morpurgo, Amsterdam;
Acquired from the above in 1979.

Literature: J.F. Heijbroek & A.Th.P van Griensven, Kunst, kennis en kwaliteit, Zwolle, 2007, p. 124, illustrated in a photograph from 1964, when with Joseph M. Morpurgo.

Sotheby's. From Earth to Fire, London, 01 May 2018, 02:00 PM

 


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