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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 402

    A pair of Chinese famille rose 'Cherry Pickers' plates

    CIRCA 1775

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A pair of Chinese famille rose 'Cherry Pickers' plates
    Circa 1775
    Each brightly enamelled with a lady catching cherries being tossed down into her lap by a young man standing on a ladder propped against the tree, another lady seated beside a large basket and a dog, all below a simple iron-red rope-twist band at the rim, minor frits
    20.3 cm. diam. (2)


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    See Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 89, fig. 4.23 for an identical plate, where the authors inform us that this scene was inspired by an engraving by Nicolas Ponce, after a painting by Antoine Baudouin.

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