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A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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A RARE DUTCH DELFT POLYCHROME MODEL OF TWO MEN IN A ROWING BOAT, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY
modeled as an oblong wooden-hulled vessel with two gentleman seated at either end, painted in tones of puce, yellow, iron-red
length 8 1/2 in.; 21.5 cm
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Provenance

Probably the example, sold, Sotheby's, London, February 9, 1960, lot 34
The Antique Company of New York, Inc., March, 1971

Catalogue Note

Another example of this model was sold, Sotheby's, London, November 6th, 2014, lot 7. A pair are published by Robert D. Aronson, Tangible Memories, The Mr. & Mrs. H.C. Bout Collection, The Gaston De Ramax Collection and other recent acquisitions, Amsterdam, 2018, pp. 132-135, ill. 80. A varying model of figures in a boat is in the Glaisher Collection, previously in the Lovett collection, bequeathed to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge in 1928; object no. C.2772-1928 (published in the collection catalogue by Bernard Rockham, Cambridge, 1935, Vol. I, p. 346, no. 2772, Vol. II, p. 216, pl. 216E.)

A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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New York