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    A Grès Figural Inkwell, 1901
    Marks: inscribed monogram and date
    5-1/4 inches (13.4 cm) long

    H.P. Bremmer, The Hague, no. 621;
    Christie's, Amsterdam, Twentieth Century Art, June 8, 2000, lot 137.

    Cf. M. Simon Thomas, ed., Nederlandse Art Nouveau en Art Deco Keramiek, 1880-1940, Collectie Boymans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2001, p. 219, for a similar example in the Boymans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam;
    Kunstschrift no. 1, Joseph Mendes da Costa, "een prachtig mens", The Hague, 1997, p. 17, fig. 21;
    W.J. de Gruyter, "Menselijkheid, Humor en Geloof, Kleinplastiek Mendes da Costa" in Openbaar Kunstbezit, vol. XII, no. 1, January 1968, p. 79.

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    December, 2009
    10th Thursday
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