Investigation into the provenance of museum collections in connection with the theft, confiscation and sale of objects under duress between 1933 and 1945.

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Dish with quadruped motif

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Dish with quadruped motif

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous (Sultanabad)
Title
Dish with quadruped motif
Year
14th century
Technique
Fritware, slip and glaze
Size
h. 5 cm, Ø 20,5 cm
Inventorynumber
OCE-1937-0012
Category
Applied art

Museum

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Conclusion

This dish was part of the collection confiscated from the heirs of Emma Budge.

Explanation

This cup stand belonged to Emma Budge’s collection. She was born Emma Ranette Lazarus (1852-1937), daughter of a Jewish businessman from Hamburg. After marrying Henry Budge, an American, she adopted his nationality. After her death in 1937, her art collection was confiscated by the German regime and sold at Paul Graupe auction house in Berlin.
The heirs have submitted a claim for the object; the museum has been in correspondence with their representatives for several years.
The dish was included in the Museum Acquisitions 1940-1948 report (Amsterdam 1999). 

Reconstruction origin

Before 1937-09-27
Emma Budge (collection), Hamburg

Museum inventory; D. Brongers, M. van Houten-de Kom, Eindrapportage Herkomst & Restitutie Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, 22 December 2000; see P. Graupe cat., Berlin 27 September 1937

1937-09-27
Paul Graupe (auction), Berlin

Museum inventory; D. Brongers, M. van Houten-de Kom, Eindrapportage Herkomst & Restitutie Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, 22 December 2000; see P. Graupe cat., Berlin 27 September 1937

1937-09-27
Purchased by the museum at Paul Graupe auction

Museum inventory; D. Brongers, M. van Houten-de Kom, Eindrapportage Herkomst & Restitutie Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, 22 December 2000

1937-09-27 <> present day
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag