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A RARE DUTCH-DECORATED 'THE MUSIC PARTY' FLUTED DISH
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A RARE DUTCH-DECORATED 'THE MUSIC PARTY' FLUTED DISH

THE PORCELAIN EARLY 18TH CENTURY, THE DECORATION LATER 18TH CENTURY

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A RARE DUTCH-DECORATED 'THE MUSIC PARTY' FLUTED DISH
The porcelain early 18th century, the decoration later 18th century
Enamelled at the centre with a seated lady conductor holding her baton beside her sheet music on a stand, a seated gentleman playing a double-bass to her right and a lady standing holding a harp to her left in a rural setting, below the fluted sides with two oval panels depicting a couple eating fruit beside a gentleman climbing a ladder to pick further fruit, and two panels depicting stag-hunting, all reserved on an iron-red and gilt floral ground below the foliate rim, the reverse with four iron-red floral sprays
11 in. (28 cm.) diameter
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An identical dish is in the Kasteel-Museum Sypesteyn, Loosdrecht, illustrated by D. F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinese Export Porcelain - Chine de Commande, London, 1974, fig.357 and p.230; also illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p.372, fig.16.31. See also ibid. p.371, fig.16.25 for a Dutch-decorated saucer with the fruit-picking scene, which is from a part-tea-service in the Centraal Museum, Utrecht; this service is illustrated by Lunsingh Scheurleer, ibid., fig.349 and p.229.
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