12 May 1999
A famille rose 'mythological' plate
Mid 18th Century
Enamelled within a central puce scroll-and-shell border with Venus holding an anchor in her right arm and Cupid sitting on her lap, pulled by a chariot in the water by two swans between a woman viewed from the back and a putto in the clouds, the hexafoil moulded rim with small floral clusters between plain iron-red and gilt borders (minute frittings)
25.2 cm. diam.
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F.& N. Hervout et Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes, Paris, 1986, p. 295, fig. 13.14.
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