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A RARE GRISAILLE AND GILT EUROPEAN-SUBJECT PLATE
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A RARE GRISAILLE AND GILT EUROPEAN-SUBJECT PLATE

CIRCA 1740-50

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A RARE GRISAILLE AND GILT EUROPEAN-SUBJECT PLATE
Circa 1740-50
Decorated primarily en grisaille with a gentleman playing an oboe seated opposite a lady who is offering a titbit to a parakeet on a perch, the flesh tones picked out in a pale iron-red, all within a rococo surround, the du Paquier-style border with cartouches of deer and boar, shallow underside rim chip
9 in. (23 cm.) diam.
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Famille rose plates with bianco-sopra-bianco borders reserved with camaieu rose landscape cartouches and the same central design are in several private and museum collections; they seldom come on to the market and are much sought after by collectors. However, it would appear that the present example in the grisaille and gilt palette is even rarer and few if any examples are published; see Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p.185, colour plate 8.8 for an enamelled version, where mention is made of the same design in this palette and also in camaïeu violine.
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