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A GRISAILLE, GILT AND BLUE ENAMEL 'BURGHLEY' PLATE
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A GRISAILLE, GILT AND BLUE ENAMEL 'BURGHLEY' PLATE

CIRCA 1740

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A GRISAILLE, GILT AND BLUE ENAMEL 'BURGHLEY' PLATE
CIRCA 1740
Decorated at the centre en grisaille with a standing youth leaning on his gun with his dog by his side, a large mansion in the background with two oak trees to one side, the well enamelled with blue scrolling foliage divided by iron-red and gilt floral cartouches with the inscription PETRUS DE WOLFF PETRE FIL at the bottom, the border with blue enamel, iron-red and gilt peony and pomegranate sprays below a gilt scrolling foliage band at the rim, rim hairline
9 in. (22.7 cm.) diam.
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Purchased from Vanderven and Vanderven.
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Lot Essay

This is after a portrait painted by William Wissing in 1686 of John Cecil at the age of twelve, who later became the Sixth Earl of Exeter, inheriting Burghley House. His father, the Fifth Earl, was an active patron of Wissing. An engraving was made the same year by John Smith, which was copied later by Petrus Schenk. See Hostein, Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700, vol. XXV, no.978 where the Schenk engraving is illustrated. It is the Schenk engraving which the Chinese artist appears to have copied. See the plate with this design in the Rijksmuseum, illustrated by D. F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinese Export Porcelain - Chine de Commande, London, 1974, fig. 252 together with an engraving, also in the Museum, as fig. 253. Another plate is illustrated in colour by Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 71, pl.3.17; and a teabowl and saucer from this service is illustrated by Howard and Ayers, China for the West, London and New York, 1978, vol. I, p. 249, no. 244.
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