A magnificent and large framed Berlin plaque of 'The Betrothal', circa 1890
Lot 102
A magnificent and large framed Berlin plaque of 'The Betrothal', circa 1890
Sold for £51,650 (US$ 85,648) inc. premium
Auction Details
A magnificent and large framed Berlin plaque of 'The Betrothal', circa 1890
Lot Details
A magnificent and large framed Berlin plaque of 'The Betrothal', circa 1890
Painted by Görner, signed l.r. 'Görner fecit', the reverse inscribed 'Für,s Leben gefunden/ O. Erdmann', in an elaborate giltwood frame, the plaque: 52cm by 65.5cm; the frame: 85cm by 98.5cm, impressed sceptre mark over KPM and S, incised 655-525 and impressed V

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    By family tradition, the Earls of Coventry, Croome Court, Worcestershire;
    With C. Grainger-Brown, Warwick;
    Purchased from the above in September 1947 and thence by descent

    After the painting, 'The Betrothal' or 'Found for Life', by Otto Erdmann (1834-1905) of 1883. Görner, a painter at the Berlin porcelain manufactory, had his work exhibited in the London World Exhibition of 1871 (W. Neuwirth, Porzellanmaler-Lexikon 1840-1914 (1977), vol. I, p. 308).
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