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    Sale 11628

    THE OPULENT EYE:19TH CENTURY FURNITURE, SCULPTURE, WORKS OF ART, CERAMIC & CARPETS

    19 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 64

    A VIENNA STYLE PORCELAIN PLAQUE, THE FIVE SENSES

    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE BEEHIVE AND IMPRESSED JHR CIRCLE MARK FOR HUTSCHENREUTHER, IMPRESSED 3, SIGNED BAERSCHNEIDER

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    A VIENNA STYLE PORCELAIN PLAQUE, THE FIVE SENSES
    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, BLUE BEEHIVE AND IMPRESSED JHR CIRCLE MARK FOR HUTSCHENREUTHER, IMPRESSED 3, SIGNED BAERSCHNEIDER
    Finely painted after Hans Makart with the five vertical panels, each depicting a female nude against an exotic naturalistic background, emblematic of a senses, the reserves enriched with gilt stylized vine, inscribed on the reverse Die fünf Sinne von Mackert
    10 ¾ in. (27.5 cm.) high x 15 in. (38 cm.) wide, excluding the original gilt and polychrome painted frame


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    Hans Makart (Austria, 1840-1884) was an Austrian painter and designer. The present work is painted after his five allegorical paintings of the Senses, c.1872-1879, now in the Belvedere Museum, Vienna.

    A very similar example on porcelain, with corresponding original frame sold Sotheby's, New York, 20 April 2009, lot 187 ($71,500). Another plaque of the same subject sold from The Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Greenfield Collection of Porcelain, Russian Enamels and 19th Century Decorative Art, Christie's New York, October 20, 2008, lot 38 ($74,500).