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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 342

    A PAIR OF PORTRAIT PLATES

    CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF PORTRAIT PLATES
    CIRCA 1740
    Each painted en grisaille with a portrait of the gentleman with his hound and shotgun, beneath him the inscription PETRUS DE WOLFF PETR FIL (sic), a series of blue enamel and gilt borders on the rim
    9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm.) diameter (2)


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    D.F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinese Export Porcelain, illustrates the engraving by Petrus Schenk (1660-1718) that this decoration is based on (pl. 253). Howard & Ayers, op. cit., point out that the Schenk work follows closely the Wissing portrait of John Cecil, Lord Burghley, while also noting that the identity of de Wolff remains a mystery.