31 March - 1 April 2009,
Price Realised EUR 1,750
An assorted lot of Chinese encre-de-chine porcelain with amorous subject matters
Comprising a teapot and a cover painted to both sides with an erotic interior scene of a lady refreshing herself in the company of a servant, the handle terminating in applied flower branches, cover matched, base crack, 12 cm. high; a milk-jug and a cover decorated with a European couple, a child and a dog in a landscape, cover matched, 12.4 cm. high; and a pair and four cups and saucers and two coffee cups variously painted with amorous subject matters, minor chips, frits and hairline cracks (16)
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For a teapot with similar decoration, although of different shape and wihout the moulded branches, see F. and N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes a Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 127, fig. 6.38.
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