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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 131

    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'FIAMETTA'

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE BEEHIVE MARK, IMPRESSED MONOGRAM AND SCEPTRE MARK, W AND CYPHER, 815 895, SIGNED F. WAGNER WIEN

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    A BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'FIAMETTA'
    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE BEEHIVE MARK, IMPRESSED MONOGRAM AND SCEPTRE MARK, W AND CYPHER, 815 895, SIGNED F. Wagner Wien
    Finely painted after Lefebvre with a bust-length portrait of Boccaccio's renowned auburn-haired beauty
    15 x 12 in. (38 x 30.2 cm.), within a giltwood frame


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    Jules Joseph Lefebvre, French (1836-1911)

    Giovanni Boccaccio was a 14th century Italian Reanissance poet and author of the Decameron. In his prose his wife is immortalized as the character 'Fiammetta'.