Sold as lot of the important Boyd collection sale of Wright for a whopping $40,000 while estimated at $7,000–9,000. Produced by Berliner Metallwerkstätten Josef Müller, Germany, 1930.
provenance: Custom-ordered in 1930 by Adriaan Roland Holst, Sloterdijk, The Netherlands | Annie ’Rolanda’ Roland Holst | Richard Roland Holst | Private Collection, California | Collection of Michael and Gabrielle Boyd
Adriaan Roland Holst was a Dutch writer, nicknamed the “Prince of Dutch Poets”. He was the second winner, in 1948, of the Constantijn Huygens Prize. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Holst was the nephew of painter Richard Roland Holst and writer Henriette Roland Holst. Wikipedia
Born: May 23, 1888, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died: August 5, 1976, Bergen, Netherlands
Education: University of Oxford (1908–1911)