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    Sale 1958

    The Hodroff Collection, Part II Chinese Export Porcelain From The Collection Of Leo & Doris Hodroff

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 390

    A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'HUNTSMAN' PLATES

    CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'HUNTSMAN' PLATES
    CIRCA 1740
    Each boldly enamelled allover with a huntsman beneath a tree, holding a circular horn to his lips with one hand and brandishing a sword with other, attended by two hounds
    9 in. (22.8 cm.) diameter (2)


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    This scene is taken from a painting by Johan Elias Ridinger. Ridinger made several engravings after the painting, one of which was probably sent to China to be copied for this service. A very similar plate from the Mottahedeh Collection is illustrated by Howard and Ayers, op. cit., vol.I, no. 278, p. 280. A chocolate pot with this design, but perhaps from a different service, is illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, op. cit., p.78, fig.3.34. Also compare The Dr. Anton C.R. Dreesmann Collection, Christie's, New York, 10 April 2002, lots 482 and 483.