17 - 18 November 1999
A LE NOVE TEABOWL AND A SAUCER
Circa 1765, iron-red star mark to the saucer
Painted after designs by Jean Pillement, the cup with a figure holding palio flags and standing on a stylized foliate bracket extending around the cup, a bird with a snake in its mouth on the far side; the saucer with a chinaman seated on a stylized throne and holding his hand over a flaming brazier, supported on a scrollwork bracket, gilt line rims (2)
W.B. Harbeson; Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 2 April 1972, lot 366 (as matching)
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Although both pieces are decorated in the same palette and by the same hand, the differing scenes preclude their having originally been paired.
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