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    Sale 1983

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

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 243

    A COPELAND EARTHENWARE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE

    MID-TO-LATE 19TH CENTURY, PARTIAL IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, SIGNED LOWER RIGHT C.F. HÜRTEN

    Price Realised  

    A COPELAND EARTHENWARE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
    Mid-to-late 19th century, partial impressed uppercase mark, signed lower right C.F. Hürten
    Finely painted with a still-life composed of ripe fruit resting on a ledge, flanked by a gadrooned blue and white bottle vase and a marbelized column, the lower edge as a trompe l'oeil frame
    15¼ x 26 in. (38.6 x 66 cm.), within a giltwood frame


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    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.'

    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 21 November 2006, lot 54


    Pre-Lot Text

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