14 May 1991
A CANTON FAMILLE ROSE COMMEMORATIVE PLATE, painted in the centre with three Portuguese ships within a band inscribed QUARTO CENTENARIO DO DESCOBRIMENTO DA INDIA, surmounted by the Royal arms of Dom Carlos I, within two rows of butterflies, ducks, fish and floral sprays (minute rim chip), 19th Century
24.9 cm. diam.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
A dish with a similar central medallion is illustrated by Nuno de Castro in Chinese Porcelain and the Heraldry of the Empire, p. 253, these dishes have been made to commemorate the fourth centenary of the discovery of the sea route to India in 1498.
The remarkable story of Luca Pacioli’s 600-page tome, published in 1494, described as ‘the most influential work in the history of capitalism’
From Prouvé to Perriand, a quick guide to the leading figures in French mid-century design, illustrated with covetable pieces offered at Christie’s