4767 - 4816 FINE ARTS - CERAMICS AND SCULPTURE
- White paint some flaked off spots.
= Later cast. "Bieling" and "1918" in pen and ink at the bottom. On the dancer Grit Hegesa and Herman Bieling see E. Wingen, Herman Bieling. Van avantgardist tot realist, p.9 and 64 (ill. of the sculpture in bronze).
- Both sides sl. chafed/ soiled.
= Verso shows a caricature design taken from Hogarth's Serjeant Painter to His Majesty (1758).
ADDED: an engraving after W. HOGARTH ("The Distrest Poet", framed).
- Two restored areas at mouth neck; otherwise (sl.) craquelé.
- Sl. warped at the base, causing the clock to wobble a bit.
= A fine clock, with the original clockwork, which seems to be in working order.
- Small crack in lower corner of backside; later clockwork loose, condition not checked.
= WITH the original clockwork supplied, apparently repaired, not checked.
AND a wall clock tile hand-painted in blue on ivory ground w. "Beidt uw tijd" (two large repaired fractures; without clockwork).
- Small chip from edge of foot.
AND the same model pitcher, this copy with abstract polychrome (floral/ vegetal) decoration (décor 1, hand-painted in shades of brown, yellow, green and blue, bottom w. painted "Distel", "D.Z." and "69/dec1". Tiny chip from top of handle).
- Small crack in side (±2 cm. from mouth downward), otherwise fine.
= C.A. Lion Cachet worked as a freelancer for De Distel between 1911 and 1923.
- Apart from a chip at the top edge (±0,5x1,5 cm.) a fine copy.
= The central ornament resembling a flying beetle.
- Fine copy.
= WITH the original porcelain fitting (one metal end sl. dam.). Could also be used as candlestick.
- Suspension part broken off and glued back on. Otherwise fine.
AND a nice belly vase with the coat of arms of Doorn and Nienhuis dec. in brown and blue on ochre ground, model 313 (height 16 cm., bottom w. "DISTEL AMSTERDAM HOLLAND" stamp and painted "313" and "B." (W. BOGTMAN?). Small chip at mouth).
- Two trivets w. a few small chips, 5 trivets trifle/ sl. craquelé.
AND a cache-pot(?) with two ears w. ornamental dec. in greyish green and brown on ivory ground by T.W. NIEUWENHUIS (his mark painted on bottom, and "330" (model no.) and "DISTEL AMSTERDAM HOLLAND" stamp, width ±20,5 cm. Sl. craquelé, w. one deeper crack).
- All tiles trifle chipped and trifle/ sl. craquelé; one tile w. oxidized rectangular line (from former framing?) running ±6 mm. within edges.
= J. Kamermans and G. de Ree, Tegels en tegeltableau's van de Amsterdamse plateelbakkerij "De Distel" 1895-1925, p.55, no.29.
AND 5 other tiles, all ±7,5x7,5 cm., all w. crowned Distel Amsterdam blindstamp on the back, i.a. 3 brown tiles w. diff. carduus patterns (2x w. very small chip).
- Trifle craquelé; small chip at mouth.
= T.W. Nieuwenhuis worked as a freelancer for Distel between 1915 and 1923.
AND a small vase or pot with two ears and comparable but more ornamental decoration on green ground (height ± 11 cm., bottom w. Distel stamp and painted model number and decorator's mark (both unread)).
- Both with decoration w. unobtrusive flawed glazing (orange-peel).
AND 3 other Distel items, all w. ornamental dec. in black, ochre and green on brown ground: a pitcher (model 346; orange-peel glazing), a jar or pot ("DISTEL AMSTERDAM HOLLAND" stamp; trifle cracked) and a broad belly-vase (model 152; bottom w. "DISTEL AMSTERDAM HOLLAND" stamp and painted "DN", "152" and "MV"/ "VM". With crack in belly).