20 January 2004
A FAMILLE ROSE 'PROVINCES' CHARGER
En suite with the preceding, with the arms of Uytrecht flanked by figures within a baroque architectural frame flanked by ladies in niches, the well by an underglaze blue trellis pattern band reserved with vignettes of crabs, shrimps and carp, the rim reserved with cartouches enclosing alternately a lady by a waterfront and branches of flowering prunus
17¼ in. (44 cm.) diam.
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