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    Sale 2818

    EUROPEAN NOBLE AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 486

    Four Chinese encre-de-chine plates with mythological and other subjects

    QIANLONG (1735-1796)

    Price Realised  

    Four Chinese encre-de-chine plates with mythological and other subjects
    Qianlong (1735-1796)
    Comprising a plate decorated to the centre with the nymph Galatea seated in a shell-shaped chariot drawn by dolphins surrounded by nymphs and cupids, 22.9 cm. diam.; a plate decorated with Minerva protecting a sleeping warrior from Cupid's arrows, 22.5 cm. diam.; a plate decorated with 'Les Pèlerins de l'Isle de Cythère' surrounded by gilt lacework at the rim, 23 cm. diam.; and a plate decorated overall with two gentlemen on a riverbank, one looking across with a telescope, 23.2 cm. diam., minor chips and frits, some gilt rubbing (4)


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    All plates are described in F.and N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes a Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986. For another example of the plate with Galatea see p. 294, fig. 13.12; the plate with Minerva is illustrated on p. 304, fig. 13.51; the Pèlerins on p. 160, fig 7.51 and 52; and for a similar example of the two gentlemen on the riverbank see p. 100, fig. 4.59.

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