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    Sale 1940

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

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 481

    A MASSIVE VIENNA STYLE POLYCHROME-GROUND CHARGER, 'EINZUG KARL KAISER V IN DES ANTWERPEN'

    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE BEEHIVE MARK

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    A MASSIVE VIENNA STYLE POLYCHROME-GROUND CHARGER, 'EINZUG KARL KAISER V IN DES ANTWERPEN'
    Late 19th/early 20th century, blue beehive mark
    Finely painted after H. Makart with Charles V entering Antwerp dressed in elaborate ceremonial robes astride a charger, in a procession accompanied by scantily draped nymphs and various attendants, the elaborately panelled border enriched with gilt scrollwork
    18 in. (46 cm.) diameter


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    For a note on the Austrian painter Hans Makart see lot 471.

    Charles V was born in Ghent and brought up as a Fleming. In 1516, at the age of sixteen he became King of Spain. Three years later he inherited the Holy Roman Empire. During his reign the Spanish Empire was expanded throughout the globe by the conquests and journeys of Cortes, Pizzaro, de Soto, Coronado, Ponce de Leon and Magellan. He ended his reign by abdicating most of his titles and retiring to a monastery. He died in 1558 at the age of 58.

    Compare anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 28 October 2003, lot 275 for a massive charger painted with this subject; and anonymous sale Christie's, New York, 24 October 2006, lot 19 for a Berlin (K.P.M.) plaque painted with this subject.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PARISIAN FAMILY (LOTS 478-506)