8 November 2005,
Price realised GBP 5,040
GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
A FINE FAMILLE ROSE EGGSHELL DEEP PLATE
Finely enamelled with a leaf-shaped panel at the centre embellished at the edges with gilt fruiting vine and depicting a lady seated beside a bamboo table and tall stand, her arm around the shoulders of a boy seated beside her, a second boy standing in front of them holding a large peach, all reserved on a pale blue Y-pattern ground, the well with a pink cell-pattern band, and the border with a continuous meander of gilt flowering foliage including camellia, peony, chrysanthemum, lily, poppy and hibiscus below a narrow pale green diaper-pattern band at the rim
8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) diam.
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A very similar plate from the W. Martin-Hurst collection is illustrated by G. C. Williamson, The Book of Famille Rose, London, 1927, plate XXXII.
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