• Christie's Interiors - Style & auction at Christies

    Sale 5924

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    22 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 476

    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) WHITE FIGURE OF A WATER NYMPH

    CIRCA 1940, UNDERGLAZE BLUE SCEPTRE MARK

    Price Realised  

    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) WHITE FIGURE OF A WATER NYMPH
    CIRCA 1940, UNDERGLAZE BLUE SCEPTRE MARK
    Modelled by Paul Scheurich as a nymph with a billowing scarf seated astride a hippocamp leaping from water, on a shaped and moulded base
    15 in. (38.1 cm.) high


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    The present lot is part of a table garniture commissioned in Berlin in about 1940. The modeller, Paul Scheurich, one of the most important of the period, chose the theme Geburt der Schönheit, The Birth of Beauty. The central piece was a group depicting Venus Anadyomene surrounded by groups of Nereids, Tritons and sea creatures. The table garniture was never completed.

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