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    Sale 12975

    Noble & Private Collections Part I

    2 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 59

    A CHINESE GRISAILLE AND GILT-DECORATED 'EUROPEAN-SUBJECT' PLATE

    QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1745

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    A CHINESE GRISAILLE AND GILT-DECORATED 'EUROPEAN-SUBJECT' PLATE
    QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1745
    Decorated with a couple in an amorous pose eating and drinking at a table, their skin picked out in flesh-tones

    9 in. (23 cm.) diameter


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    An identical plate is illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 161, fig. 7.58, where the authors inform us that the same design is used on a Rouen faience plate in the Ceramics Museum in Sèvres bearing the arms of Bernard d'Avernes.

    Provenance

    The J. Louis Binder Collection; Christie's London, 17 June 2003, lot 197.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR (LOTS 59 & 60)