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Auction: Auction 12.11.2002
was auctioned on: 12 November 2002
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A very large Dutch Delft blue and white mythological garden urn

Estimate: €4,000 - €6,000
ca. US$4,005 - US$6,008
Price realised:  €4,780
ca. US$4,786
Lot number 325, Views: 17

A very large Dutch Delft blue and white mythological garden urn Circa 1700, probably by de Grieksche A ( Jardinière ) in the Baroque style, inspired by the designs of Daniel Marot, with a frontal scene depicting carousing putti disguised as a garden fountain in a pond, flanked by washed trees and shrubbery, further with putti holding a single flower, the reverse with a mythological scene depicting Mercury and Argus ( Metamorphoses 1:668-721), Argus depicted as a brawny shepherd nods off to sleep seated under a tree, Mercury wearing a winged hat ( Petasus ) plays a pipe lulling Argus into sleep, the heifer Io browses nearby and is flanked by her guard Argus, distant figures run under a cloud supporting Juno, the sides with exuberant foliage applied with two large boy mascaroon handles in relief, the domed base with acanthus leaves alternating roundels 43,5cm high See illustration

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 12.11.2002
Date of the auction: 12 Nov 2002
Address: Christie's