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    The Hodroff Collection, Part II Chinese Export Porcelain From The Collection Of Leo & Doris Hodroff

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 392

    A EUROPEAN SUBJECT 'FOUR ELEMENTS' PLATE

    CIRCA 1735-40

    Price Realised  

    A EUROPEAN SUBJECT 'FOUR ELEMENTS' PLATE
    CIRCA 1735-40
    Enamelled with a scene allegorical of Earth showing goddesses emblematic of the four seasons riding in a dog-drawn chariot, putti cavorting with baskets of flowers in the foreground, all in a landscape with a border of blue enamel scrolling vine
    9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm.) diameter


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    This decoration after paintings commissioned by Cardinal Maurice of Savoy (later King of Sardinia) from Francesco Albani (1578-1669) that are now in the Turin Museum. A popular success, the series was published in a number of engravings. See Hervouët and Bruneau, op. cit., p. 318. For similar examples sold in these rooms see Christie's, New York, 23 January 2002, lot 90 and London, 9 May 1994, lot 10.