A DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE VERY LARGE SERPENT-HANDLED TULIPIERE SECTION AND COVER, CIRCA 1690
A DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE VERY LARGE SERPENT-HANDLED TULIPIERE SECTION AND COVER, CIRCA 1690
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A DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE VERY LARGE SERPENT-HANDLED TULIPIERE SECTION AND COVER, CIRCA 1690

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

A DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE VERY LARGE SERPENT-HANDLED TULIPIERE SECTION AND COVER, CIRCA 1690

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

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Lot 292

A DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE VERY LARGE SERPENT-HANDLED TULIPIERE SECTION AND COVER, CIRCA 1690

Lot Details

Description

A DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE VERY LARGE SERPENT-HANDLED TULIPIERE SECTION AND COVER, CIRCA 1690


probably De Grieksche A (Greek A) factory, the bulbous baluster body painted with a scene on either side of putti at various pursuits underneath a large spray of flowers including tulips, chrysanthemum and roses, below a lambrequin border at the stepped shoulder below and further foliate bands, affixed at the shoulder with high loop handles molded as intertwined dotted serpents, the domed cover with seven nozzles

(overall) height 23 ⅝ in.

60 cm

Condition Report

The interior of the cover with discolored over-paint, the central nozzle restored at terminal and the flanking six nozzles with varying degrees of restoration. The base section, with one snake handle replaced, the other handle intact but with restoration to extremities of snake heads and their tail tip terminals. There is discolored restoration to rim which is difficult to determine extent of damage. Two patches of over restoration at shoulder, probably covering glaze loss. One size with an area of flaking glaze with partial replacement decoration which is discolored and flaking. A glaze flake at base edge of the other side and a filled in hole.

The restoration is old and could be refreshed.


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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Vandermersch, Paris, bearing label

Catalogue Note

A complete vase, marked AK for Adriaensz Kocx of De Grieksche A factory is in the Collection of the Dukes of Devonshire at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, illustrated in A.M.L.E. Erkelens, Queen Mary's 'Delft Porcelain', Palais Het Loo Nationaal Musum, p. 45. A vase of this form and scale painted with similar putti decoration was sold at Christie's Amsterdam, 15 May 2002, lot 400. A second of the form painted with figures in gardens, with a tiered tulip section, but lacking a cover, was sold at in the same rooms, 2 May 2006, lot 134

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