20 - 21 November 2007
A pair of encre-de-Chine 'Crucifixion' plates
Decorated en grisaille heightened in gilt with a scene of the 'Crucifixion' showing the centurions casting dice before the crucified Christ, flanked by the two thieves above the Virgin Mary, St. John and other mourners, surrounded by a border of scalework panels issuing foliate scrolls, strapwork and cornucopias
23 cm. diam. (2)
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For similar examples of the 'Crucifixion' plate, see F.& N. Hervouët et Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes, Paris, 1986, p. 266, no. 11.21 - 11.23 and D.S. Howard and J. Ayers, China for the West, vol. I, p. 319, fig. 312.
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