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    Sale 2250

    The Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Greenfield Collection of Porcelain, Russian Enamels and 19th Century Decorative Art

    20 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 38

    A VIENNA STYLE (HUTSCHENREUTHER) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'FÜNF SINNEN'

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED LHR MONOGRAM AND UNGLAZED BLACK BEEHIVE MARKS, IMPRESSED 3, SIGNED ED. BUERSCHMEISTER

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    A VIENNA STYLE (HUTSCHENREUTHER) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'FÜNF SINNEN'
    Late 19th/20th century, impressed LHR monogram and unglazed black beehive marks, impressed 3, signed Ed. Buerschmeister
    Finely painted after Makart with five vertical panels of full-length female nudes emblematic of the Five Senses against an exotic naturalistic background of flowers and trees, the celadon reserves enriched with gilt vine
    11¼ x 15¼ in. (28.5 x 38.5 cm.), within a red velvet and carved giltwood frame


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    Hans Makart, 'The Modern Rubens', was an Austrian allegorical painter and designer, 1840-1884. He studied under Rubens at the Academy in Vienna and won fame as the 'Prince of Taste,' even governing lady's fashion. One of Makart's greatest achievements was staging the vast costumed parades held to celebrate the silver wedding anniversary of Franz Joseph and Empress Elizabeth, in 1879.

    See Sotheby's, New York, 10 May 2000, lot 159 for a similar example illustrated on p. 159 and as the catalogue end pages. Also see Christie's, New York, 24 April 2003, lot 142.

    'The Five Senses' in its original painted form first appeared in The Art Gallery (room 36) of the Chicago World's Columbian Exhibition of 1893 (vol. II, p. 43). See the back end pages of this catalogue for an illustration of the subject en situ.

    Provenance

    Property from the Estate of Eudora Bell Wyatt, Christie's, New York, 24 April 2002, lot 373.
    With Schappells of Pasedena, California.