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A very rare set of three Dutch Delft Orangist butter tubs and covers, circa 1747
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A very rare set of three Dutch Delft Orangist butter tubs and covers, circa 1747
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A very rare set of three Dutch Delft Orangist butter tubs and covers, circa 1747
respresenting Stadholder William IV (1711-1751) and Princess Anne of Hanover (1709-1759) flanking the lion of Holland, the prince seated on a low stool and holding a baton, his wife in an elaborate gold buttoned floral hooped skirt, the lion reclining at the foot of a fruit tree, one paw holding a sword and the other resting on seven arrows, the bases painted in low temperature enamels and gilding with exotic birds perched on colourful trailing flowers
Quantity: 6
height 14.5 to 16cm.
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Literature

For the example in the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague see van Aken-Fehmers 2001, cat. no. 122.

For an example of the lion alone see J. Boyazoglu, L. de Neuville, Les faiences de Delft, Paris 1980, p. 258, fig. 86. For an identical cover representing Princess Anne see The Lavino Collection, p. 92, where a differently painted example of the model is described as a lady in a hoop skirt and dated 1760.

Catalogue Note

These important models are rarely found separately let alone remaining together as a set. The Gemeentemuseum in The Hague keeps a tureen and cover that also represent a lion. There it is accompanied by a figure representing the Dutch Virgin and dated 1765. A lion on a cover, lacking the tub, is kept in a private collection in Paris and is illustrated in J. Boyazoglu e.a., p. 258. In the Lavino collection there is a cover, lacking the tub, also representing Princess Anne. Although differently painted, one can assume that this cover originates from a set similar to the present one.

European Collections: Paintings, Ceramics, Glass, Furniture and other Works of Art

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