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    Sale 2250

    The Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Greenfield Collection of Porcelain, Russian Enamels and 19th Century Decorative Art

    20 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 21

    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, LES VIERGES SAGES ET LES VIERGES FOLLES

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED MONOGRAM AND SCEPTRE MARK, H, INCISED 16 - 12, SIGNED KNOELLER

    Price Realised  

    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, LES VIERGES SAGES ET LES VIERGES FOLLES
    Late 19th/20th century, impressed monogram and sceptre mark, H, incised 16 - 12, signed Knoeller
    Finely painted after Piloty with an allegorical view of ten virgins, five considered wise or prepared with lit oil-lamps, the other five unprepared and distraught
    12½ x 16¼ in. (31.5 x 42.5 cm.), within a giltwood frame


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    Carl Theodor von Piloty (Munich 1826 - 1886 Hambach), attended the Academy of Munich. The present subject is based on the parable of the Ten Virgins. Matthew 25:1-13.

    Compare the Marshall B. Coyne Collection, Sotheby's, New York, 6 June 2001, lot 57.