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    Sale 1940

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

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 580

    A PORTUGUESE PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL CHARGER

    CIRCA 1865 - 1887, IMPRESSED CROWNED UPPERCASE MARK FOR M.(ANUEL) MAFRA, CALDAS, PORTUGAL

    Price Realised  

    A PORTUGUESE PALISSY STYLE TROMPE L'OEIL CHARGER
    Circa 1865 - 1887, impressed crowned uppercase mark for M.(anuel) Mafra, Caldas, Portugal
    The center moulded and applied with a large lobster and two tethered fish, the border with three crabs among clams, mussels and a sea urchin, resting on a hilly mossy frit ground, the reverse pierced for hanging
    20¼ in. (51.5 cm.) diameter


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