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CIRCA 1750

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CIRCA 1750
Each decorated at the centre primarily en grisaille with details picked out in flesh tones and gilt, depicting a couple and a child on the banks of a river, she having just caught a fish with her rod, a tall castellated building in the background, below a grisaille and gilt du Paquier-style border, minor underside rim chips
9 in. (23 cm.) diam. (2)
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Lot Essay

This scene is possibly after a painting by Nicholas Lancret. An identical plate is illustrated by J. G. Veiga, Chinese Export Porcelain in Private Brazilian Collections, London, 1989, p. 176, pl. 148. Another is illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 65, fig. 3.7. An enamelled version with different border is illustrated by J. A. Lloyd Hyde, Oriental Lowestoft, Chinese Export Porcelain, Newport, 1964, p. 88, pl. XV, fig. 54.
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