• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 190

    A FRENCH ENAMELED AND BEADED FAIENCE FINE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, SIGNED E. PAGÈS, THE ENAMEL ATTRIBUTED TO EMILE DELFORGE

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    A FRENCH ENAMELED AND BEADED FAIENCE FINE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
    Late 19th century, signed E. PAGÈS, the enamel attributed to Emile Delforge
    Finely painted after A. Guès with a full-length portrait of a Renaissance lady, holding a fan, her plumed hat and 'bejeweled' dress enriched with polychrome patterned foil applied with micro-beads in imitation of textile, on a chequered floor, the cobalt-blue surround enriched with vertical gilt rinceau scrolls
    27½ x 15½ in. (70 x 39.5 cm.), within a giltwood frame


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    The attribution of the image to the French artist Alfred-François Guès (b. 1837), an exhibitor at the Paris Salon 1863-1881, and the enameling to Emile Delforge, known to have worked with Théodore Leroy and to have been awarded silver and gold medals at the Paris salon of 1885, is based on comparisons with plaques of similar subject and facture including one also signed E. Pages and featuring the same maiden against a variant ground, also from the Greenfield collection and sold Christie's, New York, 20 October 2009, lot 128. Cf. Régine de Plinval de Guillebon, Faïence et Porcelain de Paris, Dijon, 1995, p. 350.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. MARVIN GREENFIELD