24 April 2002
A VIENNA STYLE HUTSCHENREUTHER PORCELAIN RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'FIVE SENSES'
Late 19th century, impressed LHR monogram and unglazed black beehive marks, impressed 3, signed lower left Ed. Buerschmeister.
Finely painted after Hans Makart with the five vertical panels of full length female nudes against an exotic naturalistic background of flowers and trees, indentified in German on the underside, the celadon reserves enriched with gilt vine
11 3/8 x 15¼in. (28.8 x 38.8cm.), within a carved gilt wood frame
With Schappells of Pasadena, CA
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Hans Makart was an Austrian allegorical painter 1840-1884.
See anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 10 May 2000, lot 159 for a similar example illustrated on p. 159 and as the catalogue end pages.
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Alastair Smart profiles the life and work of the Pre-Raphaelite artist described by Burne-Jones as ‘the best of us all’ — illustrated with works offered in July