Two Pronk ‘Dame au parasol’ plates, circa 1738. Estimate 6,000 – $8,000 USD. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2015.
Painted after the well-known design of Dutch artist Cornelius Pronk, in Imari and gilt or blue and white; 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diameter, the larger
Provenance: Acquired from P. Suval, Inc., New York, in 1975 [the Imari plate].
Acquired from A.R. Thomas, New York, in 1981 [the cobalt blue plate].
Christie’s. MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: THE SOWELL COLLECTION AND CHINESE EXPORT ART FROM VARIOUS OWNERS, 26 January 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.