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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT BERLIN COLLECTION

A Dutch Delft doré plate from the service made for Friedrich I, King of Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg, 1701-10
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT BERLIN COLLECTION

A Dutch Delft doré plate from the service made for Friedrich I, King of Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg, 1701-10
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Dutch Delft doré plate from the service made for Friedrich I, King of Prussia and Elector of Brandenburg, 1701-10
centred with a crowned medallion enclosing the Prussian eagle and monogram of Friedrich I, within an iron-red scaled wreath at the well, the rim painted with further Prussian eagles alternating with gilded crowned FR monograms,
22cm., 8 5/8 in. diameter
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Provenance

The A. Ploquin collection of faience (paper label, No. 56);
sold Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 17th-19th February 1891;
The A. Normand collection (paper label, No. 527).

Literature

RELATED LITERATURE
Clare Le Corbeiller, China Trade Porcelain: Patterns of Exchange, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1974, pp. 80-83, no. 32, fig. 35.

Catalogue Note

It is not clear when this spectacular service was ordered, though it must date between 1701, when Friedrich, who had succeeded his father as Elector of Brandenburg in 1688, became King of Prussia, and his death in 1713. Surviving pieces are usually are marked in iron-red for Pieter Adriaensz Kocx, owner of the De Grieksche A (The Greek A) factory. 

The Greek A factory produced princely services for the European nobility including Nicolas Auguste de la Baume, Maréchel de France (1645-1716), and Louis Alexandre de Bourbon, Comte de Toulouse (1678-1737); for pieces from these services see Henry-Pierre Fourest, Delftware Faience Production at Delft, London, 1980, p. 114, pl. 109.

A large charger from the same service as the present plate, measuring 48cm. diameter with PAK mark is published by C. H. de Jonge, Oud-Nederlandsche majolica en Delftsch Aardewerk een ontwikkelingsgeschiedenis vam omstreeks, 1550-1800, Amsterdam, 1947, pl. 266. Another plate from this service from the Dr. Jan Boyazoglu collection was sold at Sotheby, Parke-Bernet, New York, 28th January 1986, lot 115; and again in an anonymous sale, Sotheby's Olympia, 22nd April 2003, lot 21.

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