Lot 116. Johann Martin Metz (Bonn 1717 - c. 1790 Cologne), Still life with roses, honeysuckle, passion flower, daffodils and other flowers in a glass vase on a ledge, oil on canvas; unframed: 50 x 44 cm.; 19⅝ x 17¼ in., framed: 62.2 x 57 cm.; 24½ x 22½ in. Lot sold: 20,160 GBP (Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's.
of shallow rounded form, decorated in underglaze green, red and dark blue with thick black outlines, a central saz leaf rising from a leafy tuft, flanked by stems of roses, tulips and hyacinths, the rim with alternating rosette and tulip buds, the underside with stylized blue and green patterns and old collector's label G.W.H., No. A7.
Provenance: With Harari & Johns Ltd, London (according to a label on the reverse).
Sotheby's. HOTUNG | 何東 The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung | Part II: Day. London, 8 December 2022