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

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 209

    TWELVE VIENNA STYLE (HUTSCHENREUTHER) COBALT-BLUE GROUND CABINET PLATES

    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED SHIELD MARKS, VARIOUS IMPRESSED NUMERALS, BLUE PRINTED DECORATOR'S MARKS FOR RICHARD LAMM, GILT FLORAL DECORATOR'S MARKS

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    TWELVE VIENNA STYLE (HUTSCHENREUTHER) COBALT-BLUE GROUND CABINET PLATES
    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED SHIELD MARKS, VARIOUS IMPRESSED NUMERALS, BLUE PRINTED DECORATOR'S MARKS FOR RICHARD LAMM, GILT FLORAL DECORATOR'S MARKS
    Each painted in the manner of Alfred von Wierusz-Kowalski with variant equestrian scenes and wolf hunts in winter landscapes, named on the reverse, within a beaded gilt surround and foliate scroll border
    10 in. (25.4 cm.) diameter (12)


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    Alfred von Wierusz-Kowalski, Polish (1849-1915)

    After training at the Warsaw Drawing Class from 1868-70, Wierusz-Kowalski studied at both the Dresden and Münich Academies and for a short period in the private studio of Joszef Brandt. He was later given the title of Honorary Professor at the Münich Akademie. While on a trip to his native Poland in 1897 he purchased the Mikorzyn estate near Konin, a place that would soon come to be an inspiration for many of his paintings. It was there that he made many of his sketches and even went as far as to breed tame wolves for his studies.

    Examples of his painting similar to the present subject include Attack of Wolves (1890) in the National Museum, Wroclaw and Wolves Attacking Sledges in the National Museum, Warsaw. See Christie's, New York, 15 June 1999, lot 72 and 25 October 2000, lot 21 for paintings with similar Wierusz-Kowalski subjects. Also see Christie's, New York, 24 October 2006 for a Vienna style vase after the artist.

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    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED NEW YORK COLLECTION