17 June 2003
A GRISAILLE, GILT AND SEPIA EUROPEAN-SUBJECT PLATE
Decorated in a central roundel en grisaille with a scene related to the previous lot, but omitting the gentleman and leaving the chair empty, on the floor beside the bed is a chamber-pot, and the lady, having put on stockings, is getting dressed, the rest of her clothes piled up on the table, within a sepia and gilt linked C-scroll surround, gilt linked leaf-scrolls forming cartouches at the border
9 in. (23 cm.) diam.
With John Sparks Ltd.
François Hervouët, sold Sotheby's Monaco, 22 June 1987, lot 1580.
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F. and N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 126, fig.6.36.
See Hervouët and Bruneau, op.cit., p. 126, fig. 6.37 for a further version, similar to the present lot but with a dog lying at her feet and the lady is without stockings.
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