Rare Raeren

Raeren, Germany, c. 1580.
A very fine 16th c. German stoneware jug with a large frieze depicting soldiers.
In fine condition with minor loss to bottom of pewter soap.
11 1/4” h.

$ 5500.

For related pieces, cf. Unger, Die Kunst des deutschen Steinzugs, p. 135, fig 106.

Portraits of Peter and Catherine Ritter by Gerrit Schipper ( 1775-1832, active US 1802-07)

A fine pair of pastels on paper of Peter and Catherine Post Ritter, attrib. to Gerrit Schipper, c.1802-07. Born in Amsterdam in 1775, Schipper worked in New York, Charleston, Savannah, and Massachusetts from 1802 until 1807.
10 3/8” x 12 3/8.”

$ 4800. 

Peter and Catherine Post Ritter were residents of New York City and are buried there at St. George’s Church. Information on Catherine Post can be found in E. Moore Green, J.W. Jordan, and G.T. Ettinger, Douglass and Post Genealogy, 1905.


NW Europe, 16th c.
A very rare pair of signed 16th c. cast brass candlesnuffers depicting the figure of Victory beneath two cherubs crowning her with garlands. The handles are in the form of a male and female caryatid surmounting lion masks. 
Very tip of wick probe missing, with tiny break in one handle. 
7” l.
A similar, but more worn pair without a mark, is pictured in Bangs, The Lear Collection, p. 360, fig. 149 with description on p. 166.


Delft Plate

Holland, c. 1760.
A beautifully drawn Dutch Delft plate illustrating the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden.Genesis 3:24 - "After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side[a] of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life."
In superb condition.
9” d. 

$ 1200.

Diminutive Early Bartmannkrug

Cologne-Frechen, c. 1550.
A rare German stoneware mug in superb condition.
Motto in band reads: “As God Wills, That Is My Wish.”
6” h. 


For related pieces, cf. German Stoneware: A Catalogue of the Frank Thomas Collection of German Stoneware, figs. 30, 46; Rijksmuseum, German Stoneware, pp. 12 & 13; Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Koln, Steinzug, p.238, fig. 285.

Prior Portrait of Child with Mug

American, c. 1840.  
An unusually expressive portrait of a young child holding a mug. Attributed to William Matthew Prior.
Oil on academy board in excellent condition; in period but not original frame.
10 ¼” x 14 ¾” (sight); 14 ½” x 17 ¼” (framed).  

Unlike most primitive portraits of children by Prior, this painting truly conveys a sense of the sitter and the emotion this child is feeling at being made to sit for this portrait. The expression on his face is that of a young child feeling both impatience and resignation… a wish for this “sitting" to be over.