8 November 2005
A FAMILLE VERTE PLATE
Enamelled at the centre with an elegantly dressed seated lady leaning with her elbow on a table in an interior, holding a stick with a tassle tied to one end and playing with a small cat which is standing on a low stool, all in an interior setting, the border brightly enamelled with four groups of moths, butterflies and insects divided by clusters of daisy, peony, dianthus and camellia, the underside with three iron-red and green enamel prunus, peony and peach blossom sprays, the underside with an underglaze blue encircled jue mark
8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) diam.
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He worked in fashion, theatre and film, but du Plantier is perhaps best known for his furniture — superb examples of which are now offered at Christie’s in Paris
The visually supercharged world of the Japanese artist loved by A-listers and inspired by everything from anime to Edo period woodcuts