20 October 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,750
Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
A FRENCH RECTANGULAR PLAQUE EMBLEMATIC OF TEMPTATION
Late 19th century, retailer's paper label for Bigelow, Kennard & Co. Jewellers, Boston, signed Poitevin fils d'après Vély
Finely painted after Vély with a Renaissance beauty being courted by companions emblematic of youth and gallantry or wealth and power
19 5/8 x 14 in. (50 x 35.5 cm.), within a red velvet and giltwood frame
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Anatole Vély, French, (1838-1882). The present subject is perhaps titled, 'Entre l'amour et la richesse' See Christie's, New York, 24 October 2006, lot 24 for a Berlin (K.P.M.) example of this subject.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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