• Lot 134

    A famille rose 'Pompadour' charger


    Price Realised  


    A famille rose 'Pompadour' charger
    Painted in the style of French faience with four alternate cartouches of an eagle surmounted by a coronet and fish within vignettes of feathery scrolls encircling a central floral roundel, the eagle and coronet faded, restored
    46.5 cm. diam.

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    It has been suggested that the eagle surmounted by a coronet represents Louis XV of France and that the fish refers to Madame de Pompadour's maiden name Poisson. For further discussion and a similar pattern, see D. Howard and J. Ayers, China for the West, vol. II, p. 443, pl. 449.

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