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    Sale 2818

    EUROPEAN NOBLE AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 501

    A Chinese blue and white 'Neptune' bowl, cover and stand and two famille rose mythological saucers

    QIANLONG (1735-1796)

    Price Realised  

    A Chinese blue and white 'Neptune' bowl, cover and stand and two famille rose mythological saucers
    Qianlong (1735-1796)
    The bowl, cover and stand painted with Neptune standing on two dolphins accompanied by tritons and nymphs, minor frits, the stand 14.2 cm. diam.; a famille rose saucer painted with the nymph Galatea and her lover Acis, hairline rim crack, 12 cm. diam.; and a famille rose saucer painted with Leda and the swan, 11.6 cm. diam. (3)


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    The design of the 'Neptune' bowl, cover and stand is after a drawing by Abraham Bloemaert (1564-1651), later engraved by his son Frederick who died in 1669. Further examples are illustrated in D.S. Howard and J. Ayers, China for the West, Vol. I, pl. 336 and F. and N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, p. 294, pl. 13.11.

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