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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 136

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

    CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    A set of twelve famille rose 'Judgement of Paris' plates
    Circa 1750
    Enamelled after a European print with Paris offering the golden apple to Aphrodite, while her sisters Hera and Athena look on, all within iron-red and gilt spearhead-pattern border
    23 cm. diam. (12)


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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 scheme, border design and the way the subjects are painted. F. et N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes, Paris, 1986, p.310, illustrate five such plates. For an example of a series with a different border, see lot 238 in this sale.

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