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A FAMILLE ROSE MEISSEN-STYLE 'EUROPEAN-SUBJECT' PLATE

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A FAMILLE ROSE MEISSEN-STYLE 'EUROPEAN-SUBJECT' PLATE

CIRCA 1740-50

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A FAMILLE ROSE MEISSEN-STYLE 'EUROPEAN-SUBJECT' PLATE Circa 1740-50 Enamelled at the centre in a quatrefoil-shaped cartouche with a European gentleman in an interior setting, seated beside a table in front of a window, his left arm held out holding his empty drinking vessel, a barrel tipped to one side in front of him and his hat on the floor, within turquoise-blue enamel bands and gilt spearheads in the well and at the rim, minor underside rim chips 9 in. (23 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 11 March 1969, lot 168.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Monaco, 9 February 1981, lot 970.
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. J-117).
Literature
C. Le Corbeiller, China Trade Porcelain: Patterns of Exchange, New York, 1974, fig.50, p.91.
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Lot Essay

A teapot stand with this unusual scene from the collection of A. Costa, Lisbon, is illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p.354, fig.15.40. A pair of very similar plates was sold Christie's, London, 13 May 1996, lot 207.

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