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    Sale 2818

    EUROPEAN NOBLE AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 505

    A Chinese famille rose oval dish

    QIANLONG (1735-1796)

    Price Realised  

    A Chinese famille rose oval dish
    Qianlong (1735-1796)
    Decorated in polychrome enamels and gilt with a scene of three European ladies and a harvesting farmer, the rim with a scroll and shell border in red enamels and gilt beneath a red enamelled and gilt band, a crack to the rim, some wear to the gilt and enamels
    43.5 cm. wide


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    See D.S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, London, 1994, p. 93, fig. 83, where the author suggests that this rare design could have biblical connotations. See also F. and N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 87, fig. 4.18.

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