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    Sale 2825

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    30 June - 1 July 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 392

    A Chinese Export famille rose 'Cape Town' plate

    CIRCA 1770

    Price Realised  


    A Chinese Export famille rose 'Cape Town' plate
    Circa 1770
    Decorated in coloured enamels with a view of Cape Town from the bay with various Dutch ships and rowing boats in the foreground, in the horizon Table Mountain flanked by Lion's Head and Signal Hill, within a trellis border and four sprays of pink flowers, small glaze cracks, slight rubbing
    22.5 cm. diam.

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    From the 17th century onwards Table Bay became an important stop for ships travelling between Europe and China as it was half way. Several versions have been made of this view. A similar plate from the Princesshof Museum, Leeuwarden (Netherlands) is published in F. & N. Hervouët, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Decor Occidental, Paris 1986, p. 39 no.: 2.9. And one was sold at Sotheby's Amsterdam, 5 November 2003, lot 173

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