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    Sale 2130

    Chinese Export Porcelain

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 75

    A RARE BLUE AND WHITE "PORCELAIN PRODUCTION" PLATTER

    CIRCA 1785

    Price Realised  

    A RARE BLUE AND WHITE "PORCELAIN PRODUCTION" PLATTER
    CIRCA 1785
    Painted in tones of cobalt blue with an idealized view of a Chinese porcelain factory compound, small figures at work on the various stages of production, including decorating fired vases and mixing tubs of clay, a small dog playing nearby and a smoky kiln in the distance
    14 7/8 in. (37.9 cm.) wide


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    This pattern is the ceramic equivalent of the pictorial representations of porcelain and tea production that were made for 18th century Westerners. A smaller platter in the collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III was sold Christie's New York, 20 January 2004, lot 37.