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    Sale 1983

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

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 230

    A CONTINENTAL RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'KISS OF THE WAVE'

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, DEFACED MARKS, SIGNED A. SCHERTZ

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    A CONTINENTAL RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'KISS OF THE WAVE'
    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, DEFACED MARKS, SIGNED A. SCHERTZ
    Painted after G. Wertheimer with a shipwrecked sailor being kissed by an alluring siren in a storm-tossed sea
    10 x 12 5/8 in. (25.4 x 32 cm.), within a giltwood frame


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    Gustav Wertheimer, Austrian (1847-1902) is noted as a painter in the Romantic style.

    By tradition this plaque was defaced during World War II. Berlin (K.P.M.) plaques painted by A. Schertz are extant.

    Cf. Christie's New York, 27 October 1998, lot 30; 24 April 2002, lot 294 and 25 October 2007, lot 517, for Berlin (K.P.M.) examples of this subject.