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

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 343

    A RARE 'GLUCKLIG ARIVEMENT' PLATE

    YONGZHENG PERIOD

    Price Realised  

    A RARE 'GLUCKLIG ARIVEMENT' PLATE
    YONGZHENG PERIOD
    Richly enamelled with three laden Dutch ships above an inscription translating to Happy Homecoming, the border with scrolling dragon medallions and peonies between trellis patterned bands
    8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) diameter


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    Only several examples in this pattern, so emblematic of the China trade, are known and were thought to be made as a special order, most likely for a specific happy homecoming. For other examples see Howard and Ayers, op. cit., vol. I, pp. 198-9, pl. 196; M. Beurdeley, op. cit., p. 182, cat. no. 141; and The Anton C.R. Dreesmann Collection, Christie's, Amsterdam, 16 April 2002, lot 1304.

    Literature

    D.S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p. 66, pl. 43