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    Sale 1958

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

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 353

    A 'THE CHOICE OF HERCULES' PLATE

    CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    A 'THE CHOICE OF HERCULES' PLATE
    CIRCA 1740
    Decorated in gilt and en grisaille with Hercules leaning with his elbow on his club while he decides between Virtue and Vice (or Duty and Pleasure), an iron-red and gilt scrollwork band at the rim
    9 in. (22.8 cm.) diameter


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    This scene is after a painting by Paolo de Matteis of 1712. A plate with a different border is illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, op. cit., p. 313, fig. 13.81.

    Provenance

    with Cohen and Pearce
    The J. Louis Binder Collection