23 November 2010
A BERLIN (K.P.M.) PORCELAIN RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, THE FLOWER GIRL
MID TO LATE 19TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED MONOGRAM AND SCEPTRE MARK, H AND INCISED 13¼ - 11¼, SIGNED F.Z.
Finely painted after Murillo with a three-quarter length portrait of a flower seller, depicted seated and offering roses from her shawl
13½ in. (34.3 cm.) high, 11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) wide, excluding the giltwood and gesso frame
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