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    Sale 2818


    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 463

    Two Chinese famille rose Meissen-style plates

    QIANLONG (1735-1796)

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    Two Chinese famille rose Meissen-style plates
    Qianlong (1735-1796)
    One finely enamelled to the multi-lobed central roundel with a lady seated on rockwork beside a standing lady who is pointing at a ship, buildings and figures in the background, some gilt rubbing, 22.5 cm. diam.; and a plate enamelled to the central roundel with an elegant lady carrying a child on her knee while conversing with a mythological figure, a band of gilt scrolling foliage at the well, a band of gilt lacework at the rim, gilt rubbing, 22.6 cm. diam. (2)

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    Howard and Ayers suggest in China for the West , vol. II, London, 1978, p. 369, pl. 361 that the ship scene is possibly taken from a Flemish original. Also see F. and N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes a Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 355, ill. 15.45. A similar plate was sold in these rooms on 27 October 1994, lot 179. The second plate is illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau on p. 355, ill. 15.44. A similar plate was sold at Christie's London, 11 May 2004, lot 75.

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