23 - 24 May 2006
A pair of blue and white plates after a Delft design
Circa 1700-1725, wheel-cut and painted Johanneum inventory marks N.499
Painted and heightened in gilt with European gentlemen before buildings in tree-strewn landscapes
26.7 cm. diam (2)
Augustus II ('The Strong'), King of Poland and Elector of Saxony.
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A similar plate is illustrated in B. Harrisson, Keramiek uit Azië, Museum Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden, 1985, p.93, fig. 104; and Howard and Ayers, China for the West, 1978, fig.41.
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