A fine blue and white armorial dish, Verstraeten workshop, Haarlem, ca. 1650-1660

This lot was sold on 2023-06-30 and is no longer available

Dia.: 31,5 cm

- With a label on the back for the 'Gaston de Ramaix' collection, Château de Grune, Belgium. The collectors Maurice de Ramaix (1850-1918) (link), a Belgian diplomat and politician, and his son Gaston built a collection of mostly blue and white pieces from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. De Ramaix was a diplomatic attaché in Paris, Constantinople, Vienna, Berlin, The Hague and Persia. Afterward, he returned to Belgium where he became a senator and a member of Parliament. In 1894, he bought and restored a castle in Grune, Belgium. After his death, De Ramaix’s collection was passed to his eldest son, Gaston (1878-1937), who was also a diplomat. Gaston had a predilection for the Dutch Golden Age and completed his father’s collection. He showcased the remarkable assemblage of Delftware in his seventeenth-century castle surrounded by Dutch paintings and prints from the same era.
- By descent to a heir of the de Ramaix family in the north of France.
- Rob Michiels Auctions, Dec. 18, 2017, lot 2. (link)
- An important English private collection.

Condition: (UV-checked)
- In very good condition, with typical superficial glaze loss along the rim and a small rim chip at ca. 9 o'clock.
- Slightly warped, resulting in a non-flat cavetto.

- A closely related example, likely from the same hand, but with the grotesque border executed in yellow, is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Object number BK-NM-3983. (link)
- A second example, also closely related but with some clear distinctions, is also in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Object number BK-NM-14179. (link)

Price incl. premium: € 6.120