31 March 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 13,700
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A FRENCH PORCELAIN RECTANGULAR EQUESTRIAN PLAQUE
CIRCA 1800, THE REVERSE FAINTLY INSCRIBED No 18, ALMOST CERTAINLY SEVRES, ATTRIBUTED TO SWEBACH
Almost certainly painted by Swebach, with a saddled grey mare standing beside a black dog, her rider resting on the grass nearby and wearing a pale-blue jacket, yellow breeches and riding boots, holding a bottle and turned towards a lady and child walking among trees, before distant rolling fields and hills (some flaking and retouching to enamels on bushes, trees and grass), in a modern giltwood frame
8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) x 11¼ in. (28.5 cm.)
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A detail of this plaque is illustrated overleaf.
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