Lot 187
  • 187

A Vienna style porcelain plaque, 'Funf Sinnen' (The Five Senses) Vienna, late 19th/early 20th century

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
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Description

  • height of plaque 11 1/4 in.; width 15 1/2 in.; height of frame 18 1/4 in.; width 21 1/4 in.
the lower right corner signed R. Wehsner over the signature Buerschmeister, original gilt and polychrome decorated frame, impressed LHR monogram and impressed 3 to the reverse.

Provenance

Christie's, New York, April 24, 2003, lot 142

Condition

Overall good condition; the frame with dirt and minor wear to the gilding; small loss to one leaf of upper left corner of frame; some small areas of inpainting; the plaque in good condition.
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Catalogue Note

The frame is inscribed: HANS MAKART THE MODERN RUBENS / The Five Senses /  The Austrians in their pride in the greatest artist their country has produced are fond of calling Hans Makart the modern Rubens.  And indeed, in sumptuous color and dashing technique there is much affinity between the two.  Makart was born on May 29th, 1840 in the city of Salzburg.  He entered the Academy at Vienna, where he had Ruben for a professor.

An almost identical plaque sold, Christie's, The Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Greenfield Collection of Porcelain, Russian Enamels and 19th Century Decorative Art, New York, October 20, 2008, lot 38 ($74,500)