21 January 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 1,200 - USD 1,800
A EUROPEAN SUBJECT PLATE OF A LION HUNT
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).
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