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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 238

    A set of seven famille rose 'Judgement of Paris' plates


    Price Realised  


    A set of seven famille rose 'Judgement of Paris' plates
    Enamelled after a European print with Paris offering the golden apple to Aphrodite, while her sisters Hera and Athena look on, all within an iron-red and gilt shell scroll at the rim, one with star crack
    23 cm. diam. (7)

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    This scene was most likely based on a print made after the original by Rubens. Many versions exist, differing in colour sceme, border design and the way the subjects are painted. F. et N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes, p. 310 illustrate five such plates including an example to the present, no. 13.71.
    For further examples see D.S. Howard and J. Ayers, China for the West, 1978, p. 329.

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