• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

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

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 184

    A BERLIN (K.P.M) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'LA MARTYRE CHRÉTIENNE'

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED MONOGRAM AND SCEPTRE MARK AND H, INCISED 20½ - 14¾, SIGNED UPPER LEFT F. WAGNER WIEN

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    A BERLIN (K.P.M) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'LA MARTYRE CHRÉTIENNE'
    Late 19th/20th century, impressed monogram and sceptre mark and H, incised 20½ - 14¾, signed upper left F. Wagner Wien
    Finely painted after Delaroche with a bound Christian beauty adrift on the moonlit Tiber during the reign of Diocletian
    14¼ x 20¼ in. (36.2 x 51.4 cm.), the bronze and Zsolnay Pecs. pottery tile frame labeled Delaroche


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    Hippolyte called Paul Delaroche, French (1797 - 1856). The present subject is based on a painting in the collection of The Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. For a similarly framed piece see Sotheby's, London, 13 December 1989, lot 31