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    Sale 2825

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    30 June - 1 July 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 367

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

    CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  


    A Chinese Export Encre-de-Chine 'Nativity' plate
    Circa 1740
    Painted en grisaille and gilt, showing 'The Nativity' with Joseph, Maria, the Three Kings and the Shepherds surrounding the newborn Child in the manger, within a du Paquier-style border
    22.8 cm. diam.

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    These biblical designs are after engravings by the Amsterdam engraver Jan Luiken (1649-1712) and were included in a Lutheran Bible printed at the beginning of the 18th Century.

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