Owner: Erwin Rosenthal — Paris, France
Collection: (Rost) Erwin Rosenthal--The Rosenthal collection was among the first to be plundered by representatives of the ERR acting in concert with local Gestapo agents in Paris. His apartment was ultimately emptied in the fall of 1942 during the so-called M-Aktion. Although it is impossible to date with certainty when the first thefts took place, some of Rosenthal's belongings were comingled with those of other collections which had been plundered in early 1941. As a result, many of Mr. Rosenthal's art objects are listed as "UNB". Some crates containing his property include the letters "EM" which are the initials of his street address while others are designated by the moniker assigned by the ERR to his collection (ROS or ROST).
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Artist: Fran├žais, Empire
Medium: Decorative Arts
Title: deux vases
Description: 50 x 15 cm
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Archival Sources: RA 627, MAEE, Paris, France
Measurements: 50 x 15 cm
Intake place: 45, rue Emile Menier, Paris
Transfer place: Louvre
Restituted? No
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