8 November 2005
A FAMILLE ROSE DESSERT PLATE
Delicately enamelled in pastel tones at the centre with a gentleman on horseback, with his consort walking at his side, both wearing elaborately decorated robes, their way led by an attendant carrying their belongings suspended from a pole over his shoulders, the rim with a grisaille diaper-pattern band reserved with blue enamel and gilt half flowerheads
6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) diam.
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See the very similar small plate from the W. Martin-Hurst collection, illustrated by G. C. Williamson, The Book of Famille Rose, London, 1927, pl. XXVII.
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