• 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 242

    A COPELAND EARTHENWARE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE

    IMPRESSED DATE CYPHER J/79 FOR JANUARY 1879, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, BLACK PAINTED NO. 1093, SIGNED C.F. HÜRTEN.

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    A COPELAND EARTHENWARE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
    IMPRESSED DATE CYPHER J/79 FOR JANUARY 1879, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, BLACK PAINTED NO. 1093, SIGNED C.F. HÜRTEN.
    Finely painted with a still-life of budding and fully-blown tearoses in a sgraffito decorated stoneware vase resting on a marble ledge
    20 x 16 in. (50.7 x 40.5 cm.), within an Arts and Crafts wood frame


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    Compare Christie's, New York, 9 April 2008, lot 243.

    Charles Ferdinand Hürten, (Cologne 1818-1901 England). Exposition artist for Sèvres, Paris 1858, employed at W.T. Copeland from 1859 until he retired in 1897. A frequent exhibitor, the 1874 Art Journal reporter observed that Hürten 'has no superior in flower painting, especially on pieces sufficiently large to give full scope to his vigorous yet delicate pencil: and his perfect feeling for all the beauties of texture and colour in his favourite subjects is sufficiently obvious. He makes us see he is as much a florist as an artist, and as true a student of form as of colour.' The Pottery Gazette, a trade journal also remarked in May 1893 that the artist 'has attained and deservedly so, the distinction of being one of, if not the first, flower painter in Europe.'