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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 22

    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, DIE VERSTOSSUNG DER HAGAR

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED MONOGRAM AND SCEPTRE MARK, H, AND INCISED 15 - 13, PAINTED 794

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    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, DIE VERSTOSSUNG DER HAGAR
    Late 19th/20th century, impressed monogram and sceptre mark, H, and incised 15 - 13, painted 794
    Finely painted after A. Van der Werff with Abraham, Isaac and Sarah, banishing Hagar and Ishmael
    15 5/8 x 13¼ in. (39.5 x 34 cm.)


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    Adriaen Van der Werff (Kralingen 1659-1722 Rotterdam)

    The present plaque was inspired by the painting in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden (gal no. 1823). Ishmael was Abraham's first son, born by Hagar, the Egyptian handmaiden to Sarah, Abraham's wife. Ishmael mocked Abraham's second son Isaac (born by Sarah) and Sarah asked Abraham to banish them both. Provided with bread and water, Hagar and Ishmael were banished to the desert of Beersheba (Genesis, 21:9-21).

    Compare Christie's, New York, 26 November 2006, lot 479.