29 September 1999
A Chinese famille rose 'European Subject' plate
Painted in the Meissen-style with a central lobbed cartouche depicting a fisherman standing behind a wooden barrel of herring recommending his catch to a couple of other men, reserved on gilt scrollwork, the rim with three cartouches containing different Dutch landscapes, one of a winter scene including skaters, one of a village on a waterfront, and one of a river scene with estuaries in the background, between iron-red and puce scrollwork (glaze crack to the base, some rubbing to the gilt)
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