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    Sale 2825

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    30 June - 1 July 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 366

    A Chinese Export Encre-de-Chine 'Marriage' plate

    CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  


    A Chinese Export Encre-de-Chine 'Marriage' plate
    Circa 1740
    Painted at the centre en grisaille with a wedding scene in a Baroque cupola including angels, peacocks, and doves, various sea-nymphs and Triton in the foreground, the building surmounted by an arch inscribed 'semper amor prote, firmissimus atque fidelis', between two coat-of-arms resting on a frieze above the columns, all within a Meissen-stye gilt scrollwork border
    22.7 cm. diam.

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    The arms of this plate have been attributed to the families Van Bergen van der Grijp and Van Beaumont and is from one of about ten services with Dutch coat-of-arms with the same scene. The scene probably derives from a seventeenth century book frontispiece and at least six different pairs of arms are illustrated by J.A. Lloyde Hyde, Chinese Porcelain for the European Market, Lisbon, 1956, p. 88, pl. XV, no. 48; For a similar example see also D.S.Howard, Choice of the Private Trader, London, 1994, p. 82, fig. 66

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    Pre-Lot Text

    The property of a Dutch Family
    (Lots 366-368)