4 February 2004
Property formerly from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Freddy and Regina T. Homburger
This lot is offered without a reserve
A GERMAN BLUE AND WHITE LINEN PANEL,
LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY,
depicting the Marriage at Cana, the blue ground with the phrase That is the first sign that Jesus makes/He fills the pitchers with water/He draws and brings them to the steward
70in. (178cm.) high, 55in. (140cm.) wide
Sold The Leopold Ilké Collection, St. Gallen, 1917.
Acquired from Bernheimer, Cambridge in 1964.
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