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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 371

    A Chinese famille rose dish for the Indian market

    QIANLONG (1736-1795)

    Price Realised  

    A Chinese famille rose dish for the Indian market
    Qianlong (1736-1795)
    The lobed, oval dish enamelled at the centre with a mahout on his elephant between composite floral sprays and rockwork in a quatrefoil panel reserved on a dense floral ground enamelled in bianco-sopra-bianco, the border with enamelled flower heads below the wavy rim, minor wear to enamels
    22.6 cm. wide


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    A plate with a similar design is illustrated by J. Ayers & D. Howard, China for the West, London, 1978, vol. II, p. 468, where they state that there were three different designs made between 1760-90, and that some of these wares were shipped to Europe by Indian merchants in Madras and Bombay.

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