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  • 410 - The European Interior & a collection of Clocks and Watches

    Sale: Monday 12 December 2011, 2 p.m.
    Viewing: Friday 9 - Sunday 11 December, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    AAG will conclude the season traditionally on Monday the 12th of December with a large auction of fine and applied arts of high quality under the name of The European Interior. This auction will contain a large collection of desirable objects, including engraved glasses and Delft earthenware from the estate of the recently deceased Amsterdam antique dealer Henk van Vliet, but also many captivating items for clock collectors. Jointly under the auspices of the well-known expert Jaap Zeeman an important collection of longcase clocks, mantle clocks, watches and other related items was formed which we are proud to present to you.
    The highlight of the clock collection is a longcase clock dating to circa 1685, signed Willem Bramer te Zwolle. Valuation for this highly important movement in ebony veneered case: € 25.000 - 30.000.
    Presently the interest in Chinese terracotta teapots is very high; we are therefore pleased to present you with a collection of these. To highlight a few:
    A charming small Yixing teapot, 9 cm high, decorated with rising lotus flowers and Buddhist motifs is valuated at € 2.000 - 3.000.
    An exceptional 16 cm high Yixing teapot, this one decorated with peaches, characters and a stylized dragon has a valuation of € 8.000 - 10.000.
    A Qianlong, Chine de Commande part tea set with the coats of arms of the Swarth and van Tecklenburg families was made on the occasion of the marriage of Jacobus Swart and Anna Maria van Tecklenburg in November 1754.
    The set is mentioned in the classic reference book by Kroes ‘Chinese armorial porcelain for the Dutch market’ on pages 418 – 420 and is valued at € 1.500 - 2.000.
    Of great refinement is a Chinese album with various prints of insects dating from 1929. It is by the hand of Qi Bai Shi, (1864 - 1957), bears the seal mark of Laobai, and comes in a wooden, textile covered case. Each print measures 15 x 20 cm.
    Valuation: € 800 - 1.000.
    An album with ten landscape prints by the Chinese artist Fu Bao Shi, (1904 - 1965) is dated 1945 and valued at € 3.000 - 4.000.
    An imposing Lonquan celadon yen yen vase from the Ming dynasty is 48 cm high and has a valuation of € 2.500 - 3.500. This vase comes from the collection of Mr. W. Ariëns in The Hague.
    An unusual Chinese wooden table screen with an oval jade plaque can be dated to circa 1900. The plaque has a decoration of a lotus pond with cranes and figures on a veranda. Estimate: € 3.000 - 4.000.
    Amidst the various lots of Delft earthenware you will come across a very decorative wall plaque with a winter landscape in 17th century style. The plaque is marked Pieter van Marksveld, owner of the earthenware factory ‘De Griekse A’ from 1796 up to 1811. Valuation € 1.800 - 2.000.
    Also from the De Griekse A factory, but in this case marked Pieter Kocx, (1686 - 1701) is an important faience earthenware candlestick. After Chinese, Kangxi example, including vertical rows of pseudo-Chinese characters.
    Valuation € 1.200 - 1.500.
    Exceptional is a Delft blue teapot of rare flat shape which can be dated to circa 1700. Valuation € 1.800 - 2.000.
    A 52 cm high Delft ‘knobbelvaas’ or double gourd vase from the early 18th century has a continuous Chinoiserie decoration of figures in a landscape. Valuation for this octagonal as well as bulbous vase: € 1.100 - 1.500.
    A beautiful Delft armorial plate bears the family arms of Van Hoekke and also the date 1719. To the right of the arms is depicted a standing figure of Mercury and underneath a banderole bearing the name and date. Finely painted in gold, green, red and black and fired in a small kiln, in this sale with a valuation of € 1.800 - 2.200.
    A meticulously painted ‘verre eglomisé’ or reverse glass painting, signed and dated K.J. Weygand, 1806, shows us a typical Dutch scene with rowers on a canal behind a dike with a mill and various other buildings. Painted in silver and black with a pink and blue shaded sky, in the original frame. Auctioned at Sotheby’s Amsterdam on the 21st of November 1989, now in this sale with a valuation of € 1.800 - 2.200.
    One of the most curious lots in the sale is an oval portrait miniature of J.P. van Medenbach Wakker, a professor and rector from the city of Zwolle. The professor is depicted frontally, seated in front of his bookcase, while resting his left hand on the foot of a tin commemorative urn displaying the letter S. According to a caption on the reverse side the letter S refers to the deceased spouse of Wakker, a Mrs. Sarissen. In original brass foil frame and dated 1802. Valuation € 800 - 1.200.
    Another portrait miniature shows us a man pointing with his right hand, while holding a drawing of a garden design in his left hand. Estimate for this unusual portrait: € 1.000 - 1.500.
    An impressive, early 18th century Aubusson tapestry with a depiction of various figures and cattle by a tree measures 285 by 193 cm and has a valuation of € 4.000 - 6.000.
    A rare commemorative glass with the engraved arms of Prince William IV on the bowl, the other side engraved with the Dutch Virgin with staff and freedom hat, surrounded by the arms of the Seven Provinces, is valued at € 1.200- 1.800.
    These items are only a small sample of the more than four hundred carefully selected lots; we therefore kindly invite you to visit our viewing days and auction!