18 November 2014
A LARGE BERLIN (K.P.M.) PORCELAIN RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, JEPHTHAH'S DAUGHTER
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, IMPRESSED MONOGRAM AND SCEPTRE MARK AND CYPHER, INCISED 25-20, SIGNED PFEIFER
Finely painted after Oesterley with the beautiful young martyr surrounded by four weeping daughters of Israel
25 ½ in. (64.7 cm.) high, 20 ½ in. (52 cm.) wide, excluding the yellow velvet and giltwood frame
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Carl Wilhelm Friedrich Oesterley, German (1805-1891).
Leading the Israelites into battle, Jephthah vows to sacrifice his daughter should they defeat the Ammonites. After his victory, he mournfully fulfills his promise and surrenders his only child.
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