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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 124

    A FRENCH ENAMELED FAIENCE FINE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, ROMEO AND JULIET

    1884, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED ON THE FRONT TH. LEROY, D'APRÈS UN GROUPE DE MM L. GRÈGOIRE APPR. À MM SUSSE F(RÈRES) , THE REVERSE INSCRIBED AND DATED E.(MILE) DELFORGE, PARIS 1884. APPLICATION À LA CÈRAMIQUE DES ÉMAUX SUR PAILLONS. (EMAUX DE LIMOGES), STENCILED 999JV AND PAINTED 157

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH ENAMELED FAIENCE FINE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, ROMEO AND JULIET
    1884, inscribed and signed on the front Th. LEROY, D'après un Groupe de Mm L. GRÈGOIRE appr. à MM SUSSE F(rères) , the reverse inscribed and dated E.(mile) Delforge, Paris 1884. application à la Cèramique des émaux sur Paillons. (Emaux de Limoges), stenciled 999JV and painted 157
    Convex, finely painted, applied with foil and enameled with a Renaissance couple dancing on a marble floor before a colonnaded interior, their costumes enriched with gilt
    28¼ x 18½ in. (72 x 47 cm.), within a blue velvet and giltwood frame


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    Jean-Louis Grègoire, French, (1840-1890)

    See Sotheby's, New York, 22 November 2005, lot 125 for a bronze group of this subject by Grègoire and inscribed Susse Frères, Paris.
    Also see the note on lot 122 for information on the collaboration between Delforge and Leroy.