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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 125

    A SEPIA AND GILT EUROPEAN SUBJECT PLATE

    CIRCA 1785

    Price Realised  

    A SEPIA AND GILT EUROPEAN SUBJECT PLATE
    CIRCA 1785
    Octagonal and finely painted in tones of sepia with a rural landscape showing a thatched roof cottage under trees, a series of narrow vine, bellflower and egg-and-dart borders
    9½ in. (24.1 cm.) diameter


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    Though lacking the Slater crest this plate is nearly identical to a dinner service made for the Slaters in the 1780s, parts of which were sold Christie's London, 8 June 2004, after descending in the family. Fifteen different scenes were identified in that service, all idealized views of the typical English 18th century landscape. By family tradition the scenes had been sketched by Elizabeth Jackson Slater, who married Gilbert Slater in 1784. See D.S. Howard, op. cit., vol. I, p. 994 and vol. II, p. 213.