Joseph T. Vizcarra Collection, Chicago, no. 84, bearing label Jonathan Horne, New York, April, 1984
The image is somewhat similar to the drawing entitled 'Backer (Baker) by Leonaert Bramer (1596-1674) from his ‘Straatwerken’ (‘Street Works’) series produced in the mid-17th century which may been the source for the present plate. The image was used as a source for Delft produced in the Netherlands, see a dish painted with a similar scene in a 'Petit Feu' palette illustrated by Robert Aronson, The Ivan B. Hart Collection, Monte Carlo, and other recent acquisitions, Amsterdam, 2013, pp. 100-101, no. 58.
In good appearance. Typical glaze loss to rim edge. At four o'clock there is a hairline crack to the rim visible in the catalogue illustration. Fine glaze crazing cracks to both sides. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.