20 October 2008
A BERLIN (K.P.M.) RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
Late 19th/20th century, impressed monogram and sceptre mark and cypher, incised 18½ - 15½, paper label and markings for Franz Xaver Thallmaier, Munich, indistinctly signed F. Deinb_____, M__
Finely painted with Christopher Columbus standing firmly on his ship as others prostrate themselves at his feet, two men at the left hoisting a flag with the crowned initials FI for Ferdinand and Isabella
16 x 19 3/8 in. (40.5 x 49 cm.), within a giltwood frame
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For a plaque of the same subject entitled 'The voyage of Columbus', see Sotheby's, London, 29 September 2009, lot 323.
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