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    Sale 12975

    Noble & Private Collections Part I

    2 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 64

    A RARE CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE 'FOUR ELEMENTS' SAUCER, DEPICTING 'FIRE'

    QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1742

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE 'FOUR ELEMENTS' SAUCER, DEPICTING 'FIRE'
    QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1742
    Enamelled depicting Jupiter, Vulcan and Venus
    4 in. (10.2 cm.) diameter


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    The design on this saucer is taken from one of a series of paintings of 'The Four Elements' by Francesco Albani (1578-1660), which were commissioned by Cardinal Maurice of Savoy and are now in the Turin Gallery.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR (LOTS 63 & 64)