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    Sale 1940

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

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 492

    TWO VIENNA STYLE LARGE BURGUNDY-BANDED PALE-BLUE OR PINK GROUND OCTAGONAL CHARGERS

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE BEEHIVE MARK

    Price Realised  

    TWO VIENNA STYLE LARGE BURGUNDY-BANDED PALE-BLUE OR PINK GROUND OCTAGONAL CHARGERS
    Late 19th century, blue beehive mark
    Each finely painted, one with the Athenian statesman 'Perikles' seated beside a lake resting his right hand on a manuscript, a muse at his side leaning on a lyre; the other with the Shakespearian or Plutarchian tragic figure, 'Coriolanus' an exiled Roman general depicted encamped, his mother Voluminia, wife and child, attempting to dissuade him from attacking Rome, both neoclassic panelled borders elaborately enriched and detailed in black with animal vignettes
    13½ in. (34.2 cm.) diameter; 14¼ in. (36 cm.) diagonal (2)


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    History records Pericles promoting art and literature, as well as fostering Athenian democracy to such an extent that critics call him a populist. By contrast, the tragic figure Coriolonus rails against the concept of popular rule, ultimately causing his downfall.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PARISIAN FAMILY (LOTS 478-506)