17 June 2003
A GRISAILLE, IRON-RED AND GILT 'LE CUVIER' PLATE
Decorated at the centre en grisaille and in flesh-tones with an elegantly dressed gentleman embracing a lady as she leans against a large barrel, within iron-red and gilt spearheads in the well and linked leaf-scroll forming cartouches at the border
9 in. (22.9 cm.) diam.
A Sorin, Nantes.
François Hervouët no. 521, sold Sotheby's Monaco, 22 June 1987, lot 1631.
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F. and N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, fig. 9.16, p.199.
See footnote to lot 203. A very similar plate is in the British Museum. Another plate from the collection of Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann was sold in these Rooms, 10 April 2002, lot 454.
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