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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 199

    A EUROPEAN SUBJECT PLATE OF A LION HUNT

    CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    A EUROPEAN SUBJECT PLATE OF A LION HUNT
    CIRCA 1740
    Finely enameled with a scene of six huntsmen and two hounds attacking a lion, most of the animal's body obscured by dust and gun smoke, a man in a red cape looking on from a portico, a fortress in the background, the gilt foliate border between further key-pattern and iron-red 'jeweled' bands and punctuated by alternating cartouches of puce landscapes and birds or squirrels
    9 in. (22.8 cm.) diameter


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    Other examples of this rare and finely rendered subject are in the collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, op. cit., p. 349, no. 15.26, and sold Sotheby's, London, 8 April 1997, lot 87 (a pair).