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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 62

    A CONTINENTAL RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'LORELEY'

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GERMAN

    Price Realised  

    A CONTINENTAL RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'LORELEY'
    Late 19th/20th century, probably German
    Painted after W. Kray with the scantily clad siren seated among rockwork, a lyre beside her
    17 3/8 x 11 in. (44 x 28 cm.), within a giltwood frame


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    Wilhelm Kray, German (1828-1889)

    Lorelei, or the siren of the Rhine, used her beauty to bewitch sailors passing through the narrowest and deepest part of the river and causing them to crash or sink their ships.