Property from a Private Connecticut Collection
A DUTCH DELFT POLYCHROME HELMET SHAPED EWER, CIRCA 1710
of baroque helmet form with a high blue-ground flat-scroll handle, the molded fluted body painted in a 'cashmire' palette with formal foliate scroll bands reserving panels of flower sprigs.
height 8 ⅞ in.
Handle broken off at terminals and re-stuck, two restored hairline cracks at rim.
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.
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Guest & Gray, London, 2005
A slightly larger example of this form, in blue and white and marked for Lambertus van Eenhoorn, owner of De Metale Pot factory, was in the Collection of Gustav Leonhardt, sold at Sotheby's London, April 29, 2014, lot 455.