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A VERY RARE GRISAILLE AND GILT 'THE ENTOMBMENT OF CHRIST' PLATE
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A VERY RARE GRISAILLE AND GILT 'THE ENTOMBMENT OF CHRIST' PLATE

CIRCA 1740

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A VERY RARE GRISAILLE AND GILT 'THE ENTOMBMENT OF CHRIST' PLATE
CIRCA 1740
Decorated at the centre en grisaille with The Descent from the Cross and The Entombment of Christ, the two Marys carrying the body of Christ towards an open tomb on the right, within a narrow gilt scroll band in the well and the border decorated in bianco-sopra-bianco with three floral sprays, rim hairline
9 in. (23 cm.) diam.
Provenance
François Hervouët no. 600, sold Sotheby's Monaco, 22 June 1987, lot 1646.
Literature
F. and N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 267, fig. 11.25
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Lot Essay

This is undoubtedly the rarest in the series of religious plates made in China at this time, and taken from engravings by the Amsterdam engraver Jan Luiken (1649-1712). The engravings were included in a Lutheran Bible printed at the beginning of the 18th century. Each plate in the series was made with several different borders. (See also lots 85, 87, 88, 90, 91).
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