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    Sale 2159

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

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 67

    TWO BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUES OF DOGS

    CIRCA 1888, IMPRESSED MONOGRAM AND SCEPTRE MARKS, VARIOUS INCISED CYPHERS, PAPER LABEL FOR CARL SCHMIDT PORZELLAN MALERIE INSTITUT, BAMBERG

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    TWO BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUES OF DOGS
    Circa 1888, impressed monogram and sceptre marks, various incised cyphers, paper label for CARL SCHMIDT PORZELLAN MALERIE INSTITUT, BAMBERG
    The first painted with a seated pug and a white and tan terrier, the reverse inscribed 'WHAT.' and 'BASKO'. [sic]; the second painted with a white and tan terrier standing on a carpet, one forepaw raised beside an open letter, a pair of gloves and a riding-crop
    4¼ x 5¼ in. (10.8 x 13.3 cm.); 4½ x 6 in. (11.4 x 15.2 cm.), within similar giltwood and gesso frames (2)


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    The reverse of one frame inscribed, 'WAT & BASCO___1888./Prince and Princess Henry of Battenberg's favourite Dogs. Wat died July 1889 Basco Died April 1892'. The reverse of the other indistinctly marked, 'Right of Mirror WATT 1885/1889'

    Princess Beatrice was the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria. Beatrice fell in love with Prince Henry of Battenberg, the son of Prince Alexander of Hesse. Victoria, who relied upon the assistance of Beatrice, consented to their marriage on condition that Beatrice and Henry make their home with her.

    Provenance

    By tradition, these plaques were passed by descent to the present owner from a member of family in service at Windsor Castle.
    Anonymous sale; London, South Kensington, 13 July 2000, lots 147 and 148.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK COLLECTOR