17 June 2003
A GRISAILLE AND GILT 'UTICA' SAUCER-DISH
Decorated at the centre with the allegorical figures of Concorde holding a fasces and Liberty with her cap on a pole, the figures draped over a cartouche inscribed UTICA within a heavy gilt frame, their skin picked out in flesh-tones, below a continuous gilt and grisaille shell-scroll band, rim hairline
11 in. (28 cm. diam.
Purchased from The Nanking Porcelain Company.
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For a plate with this design, see Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 322, fig. 13.110.
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