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A RARE EUROPEAN SUBJECT PLATTER
A RARE EUROPEAN SUBJECT PLATTER

LATE 18TH CENTURY

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A RARE EUROPEAN SUBJECT PLATTER
Late 18th century
Painted in the center with the Chinese Emperor receiving a kneeling Lord Macartney, an array of Chinese nobles looking on and two other British diplomats at the side, one holding a Union Jack aloft, all within a shaped border with colorful scrolling vine on an iron-red ground
13¼in. (33.6cm.) wide

Lot Essay

Hervouet and Bruneau, op. cit., p. 226 illustrate a platter sold Sotheby's London, 27 October 1970, with this same scene but a more conventional Canton famille rose border, identifying it as Lord Macartney's famous 1793 embassy to the court at Beijing
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