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    Sale 2130

    Chinese Export Porcelain

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 132

    A "VALENTINE'S PATTERN" BOWL

    CIRCA 1775

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    A "VALENTINE'S PATTERN" BOWL
    CIRCA 1775
    On each side a large panel with a pair of doves billing atop Cupid's quiver beside the Altar of Love, the faithful hounds nearby, in between are small Western riverbank scenes
    11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) diameter


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    The pattern probably designed by Piercy Brett, an artist taken on Lord Anson's voyages, to allude to the absent loves of the travelers. See D.S. Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, op. cit., pp. 89-91.