26 October 2004
A BERLIN (K.P.M) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'FALSCHSPIELER'
IMPRESSED MONOGRAM AND SCEPTRE MARK, H 255 195, SIGNED WAGNER, LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY
Finely painted after Caravaggio with two Renaissance card players seated at a wooden table, a third figure standing in the shadows signals his partner
7 5/8 x 10 1/8 in. (19.4 x 25.7 cm.), within a taupe ultrasuede and giltwood frame
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For a similar oil on canvas, see an anonymous sale, Christie's, South Kensington, 25 November 1999, lot 171.
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