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    Sale 12975

    Noble & Private Collections Part I

    2 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 60

    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 scene from 'Le Cuvier' (The Washtub) after an engraving by Le Mesle
    9 in. (22.9 cm.) diameter


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    This scene is taken from an engraving by Le Mesle, illustrating the fable 'Le Cuvier' (The Washtub) by La Fontaine. However in the original drawing the lady's husband is inside the barrel, a detail the Chinese artist has omitted. A very similar plate is in the British Museum. Another plate from the collection of Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann was sold in these Rooms, 10 April 2002, lot 454.

    Provenance

    A Sorin, Nantes.
    François Hervouët no. 521, sold Sotheby's Monaco, 22 June 1987, lot 1631.
    The J. Louis Binder Collection; Christie's London, 17 June 2003, lot 201.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR (LOTS 59 & 60)


    Literature

    F. and N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, fig. 9.16, p.199.