17 June 2003
A GRISAILLE AND GILT 'THE TAILOR' PLATE
Decorated en grisaille at the centre with an elegant couple proceeding along a path, he leading the way and she seated side-saddle on the back of a goat which is being goaded with a stick by a boy carrying a basket of flowers, all within gilt spearheads in the well and four landscape and bird cartouches at the border
9 in. (23 cm.) diam.
Purchased from Earle D. Vandekar Ltd.
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See the plate with this design, but with different border, illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 199, fig. 9.17.
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