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A LARGE CHINESE IMARI EUROPEAN SUBJECT CHARGER
A LARGE CHINESE IMARI EUROPEAN SUBJECT CHARGER

CIRCA 1725-30

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A LARGE CHINESE IMARI EUROPEAN SUBJECT CHARGER CIRCA 1725-30 Painted in iron-red, gilt, black and green enamel with the scene known as Govenor Duff and his wife, depicting the Dutch couple walking in a fenced garden with their dog, within an elaborate border of underglaze blue lappets issuing floral sprigs and alternating with gilt and iron-red still-lifes of antiques and auspicious objects, the reverse with two sketchily painted flowering boughs 16 7/8 in. (43 cm.) diam.

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Although popularly thought to depict Governor-General Duiven, posted by the Dutch East India Company to Batavia 1729-31, or alternatively Louis XV of France, no print source has so far been identified to confirm that it is either. See D.S. Howard, Choice of the Private Trader, p. 62

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