21 October 2015
A VIENNA STYLE PORCELAIN COBALT-BLUE GROUND VASE, COVER AND STAND, 'RAUB DER EUROPA'
LATE 19TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED F&M MONOGRAM MARK FOR FISCHER & MIEG AND BLUE BEEHIVE MARKS, GILT CIRCULAR DECORATOR'S MARK, SIGNED H. STADLER
Of oval form flanked by upright bracket handles, finely painted after Hendrick van Balen with Europa being abducted by Zeus in form of a bull
19 in. (48.2 cm.) high
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Hendrick van Balen, Flemish (1574 or 1575–1632). The present subject is based on the painting by van Balen in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Gemaeldegalerie, Vienna, Austria.
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