• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art & Ceramics

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 167

    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

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    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.

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    Pre-Lot Text

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