20 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A FRENCH ENAMELED AND BEADED RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
Late 19th century, signed E. PAGÈS
Finely painted after A. Guès with a full-length portrait of a Renaissance beauty 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 gilt surround patterned as a trellis of rosettes, the frame name plate inscribed 'enamel by Delforge after A. Guès'
27 5/8 x 15½ in. (69.5 x 39.5 cm.), within a giltwood frame
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