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    Sale 1940

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 488

    A BERLIN PALE-PINK GROUND CABINET PLATE

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY, BLUE SCEPTRE MARK, PRESSNUMMER 15 AND GILT P MARK

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    A BERLIN PALE-PINK GROUND CABINET PLATE
    Early 19th century, blue sceptre mark, Pressnummer 15 and gilt P mark
    Finely painted with a mythological view of Narcissus gazing into a pool at his reflection, a whippet recumbent at his feet, the rim enriched with a chased band of heart-shaped scrolls within gilt anthemion
    9¾ in. (24 cm.) diameter


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    The story of Narcissus comes from Ovid's Metamorphoses (III, 407-08).