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    Sale 7431

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 241

    A FAMILLE ROSE 'MUSICIAN' DISH

    QIANLONG, CIRCA 1740-50

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    A FAMILLE ROSE 'MUSICIAN' DISH
    QIANLONG, CIRCA 1740-50
    Of shaped oval form after a European silver original, enamelled at the centre with a European figure seated on blue pierced rockwork playing a mandolin enclosed by a pink leaf scroll band, the border with butterflies and parrots divided by colourful scrolling acanthus leaves below the moulded foliate rim
    11 in. (28 cm.) wide


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    This dish is from a series of plates and dishes, each depicting a central European figure seated on blue rockwork or a grassy bank amongst scattered flower sprays, often playing various musical instruments, and enclosed within bands of flowers and rococo leaves. Several are illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, figs. 4.29, 6.62, 8.3, and 8.10. A related dish of similar form to the present example is in the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels, exhibited Chinese Export Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1989/90, pp.126-7, no.39; and a plate from the Mottahedeh Collection is illustrated by Howard and Ayers, China for the West, London and New York, 1978, vol.II, p. 359, no. 348. A pair of rare square boxes and covers with related scenes sold in these Rooms, 13 November 2001, lot 282.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
    (Lots 241 - 245)