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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 122

    A FRENCH ENAMELED FAIENCE FINE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE

    CIRCA 1885, BLACK PRINTED E.(MILE) DELFORGE, PARIS, MARK, BLUE PAINTED 94

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    A FRENCH ENAMELED FAIENCE FINE RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
    Circa 1885, black printed E.(mile) DELFORGE, PARIS, mark, blue painted 94
    Convex, finely painted, applied with foil and enameled with a cavalier astride a white horse, his sword and equipage enriched in gilt, a sepia and gold painted village in the distance, the crowned Bourbon coat-of-arms above, identified on a paper label as after A.L. Floquet
    18 7/8 x 12 7/8 in. (48 x 32.5 cm.), within a giltwood frame


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    Delforge was awarded a gold medal for his work in enamels in 1884 and was much admired for his plaques. He is known to have collaborated with Theodore Leroy and in 1885 they were respectively awarded a silver or gold medal for their work. For further discussion see Regine de Plinval de Guillebon, Faïence et Porcelain de Paris, Dijon, 1995, p. 350.