23 November 2010
A BERLIN (K.P.M.) PORCELAIN RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, HEIMATLOS MINUTIÖS
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED MONOGRAM AND SCEPTRE MARK WITH INCISION, H, CYPHER AND 322 163, SIGNED K. MÜLLER.
Finely painted after W. Kray with a full-length portrait of a raven haired gypsy musician with a tambourine in her right hand, standing before a stone wall and a harp
12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) high, 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) wide, excluding the giltwood frame
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Wilhelm Kray, German (1828-1889).
For a similar example see, Christie's, New York, 20 April 2005, lot 225. Also see, Sotheby's, London, 13 December 1989, lot 55. An oil on canvas of this subject, circa 1877, is located at the Kunsthalle Hamburg.
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