• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 444

    A PORTUGUESE PALISSY STYLE FAIENCE TROMPE L'OEIL WALL PLAQUE

    INDISTINCTLY SIGNED AND DATED FOR PINHEIRO, LA 20 JA(NIE)RO 1886

    Price Realised  

    A PORTUGUESE PALISSY STYLE FAIENCE TROMPE L'OEIL WALL PLAQUE
    INDISTINCTLY SIGNED AND DATED FOR PINHEIRO, LA 20 JA(NIE)RO 1886
    Molded and applied with two frogs within a faux wooden frame
    14½ in. (36.8 cm.) high


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    Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905) is the best known of the Portuguese Palissy followers. In 1889, the manufactory won a gold and silver medal at the Paris Universal Exposition and Pinheiro was awarded The Legion of Honor from the French President Sadi Carnot.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SOUTH FLORIDA COLLECTOR