View full screen - View 1 of Lot 38. Still life with a Chinese ginger jar, silver, objects of vertu, a cut melon, bread, a paper packet in a porcelain bowl, and a pink rose, all on a table draped with a Persian carpet | 《靜物:桌上的瓷薑罐、古董銀器、切開的蜜瓜、麵包、瓷碟上的紙捲與粉紅玫瑰,桌面鋪波斯毛毯》.
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Willem Kalf

Still life with a Chinese ginger jar, silver, objects of vertu, a cut melon, bread, a paper packet in a porcelain bowl, and a pink rose, all on a table draped with a Persian carpet | 《靜物:桌上的瓷薑罐、古董銀器、切開的蜜瓜、麵包、瓷碟上的紙捲與粉紅玫瑰,桌面鋪波斯毛毯》

Estimate:

800,000

to
- 1,200,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection

Willem Kalf

Willem Kalf

Still life with a Chinese ginger jar, silver, objects of vertu, a cut melon, bread, a paper packet in a porcelain bowl, and a pink rose, all on a table draped with a Persian carpet | 《靜物:桌上的瓷薑罐、古董銀器、切開的蜜瓜、麵包、瓷碟上的紙捲與粉紅玫瑰,桌面鋪波斯毛毯》

Still life with a Chinese ginger jar, silver, objects of vertu, a cut melon, bread, a paper packet in a porcelain bowl, and a pink rose, all on a table draped with a Persian carpet | 《靜物:桌上的瓷薑罐、古董銀器、切開的蜜瓜、麵包、瓷碟上的紙捲與粉紅玫瑰,桌面鋪波斯毛毯》

Estimate:

800,000

to
- 1,200,000 GBP

Lot sold:

1,467,000

GBP

Property from a Private Collection

Willem Kalf

Rotterdam 1619 - 1693 Amsterdam

Still life with a Chinese ginger jar, silver, objects of vertu, a cut melon, bread, a paper packet in a porcelain bowl, and a pink rose, all on a table draped with a Persian carpet


signed with initials and dated lower left: WK 1658

oil on canvas

100.3 x 82.7 cm.; 39½ x 32½ in.


私人收藏

威廉・卡爾夫

1619年生於鹿特丹;1693年卒於阿姆斯特丹

《靜物:桌上的瓷薑罐、古董銀器、切開的蜜瓜、麵包、瓷碟上的紙捲與粉紅玫瑰,桌面鋪波斯毛毯》


款識:藝術家簽姓名縮寫並紀年WK 1658(左下)

油彩畫布

100.3 x 82.7 公分;39½ x 32½ 英寸

The following condition report is provided by Simon Folkes who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:


Willem Kalf

A still life with a blue and white chinese vase, silver, objects of vertu, a cut melon, some bread in a porcelain bowl and a pink rose all on a table draped with a turkish rug


Oil on canvas. 39 ½ x 32 3/8 in. 100.2 x 82.2 cm.


Support

The painting is on canvas which has been relined. The lining has been tacked to a robust expandable stretcher with central crossbars. Both the canvas and the stretcher are in good condition. There is however a small, rectangular damage in the original canvas near the top of the painting which has had a more recent piece of canvas inserted and then retouched to match the surrounding paint.


Paint layers

Apart from the small rectangular area in the background at the top of the painting, the paint layers have survived in a remarkably good state of preservation. There are a few scattered retouchings covering minor losses in the carpet at the lower right, in the melon and the figurine at the base of stand holding the roemer. There are some fine retouchings covering slight abrasion in the table top around the locket on the left side as well as in some of the objects on the table itself but otherwise the painting remains in exceptionally good condition.


Varnish coating

The painting has a clear transparent varnish coating.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

William Allan Coats (1853–1926), Skelmorlie Castle, Dalskairth, Dumfriesshire, by 1902;

Thence by descent to his son, Thomas Heywood Coats (1898–1958), Levernholme, Nitshill, Renfrewshire;

By whom offered, London, Christie’s, 12 April 1935, lot 77, where unsold;

Thence by descent.

W.B. Paterson, Catalogue of the collection of pictures of the French, Dutch, British and other schools, belonging to W.A. Coats, Glasgow 1904, cat. no. XXII, reproduced;

F. Thieme and U. Becker, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon, vol. XIX, Leipzig 1926, p. 465;

A. Spriggs, ‘Transitional Porcelain Ginger Jars’, in Oriental Art, Summer 1965, vol. XI, no. 2, p. 96;

L. Grisebach, Willem Kalf, 1974, p. 253, cat. no. 92a (where listed as a copy, and provenance confused with cat. no. 93; see footnote 6);

F. Fowle, ‘Souvenirs and Fêtes Champêtres: William Allan Coats’s Collection of Nineteenth-Century French Paintings’, in Journal of the Scottish Society for Art History, 2009, vol. 14, p. 64.

London, Forbes & Paterson, A collection of pictures by Dutch masters of the XVIIth century, February 1902, no. 4;

London, Forbes & Paterson, A collection of pictures by Dutch masters of the XVIIth century, June 1903, no. 12;

London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Dutch Exhibition, 30 March – 10 May 1904, no. 294;

London, Royal Society of British Artists, Pictures and drawings being the entire collection of the late W.A. Coats, Esqre., January 1927, no. 160 or 167.