16 November 1999
A RARE FAMILLE ROSE 'EUROPEAN-SUBJECT' PLATE
Richly enamelled to depict a bare-breasted European lady wearing a wide-brimmed hat holding a flower and stroking the head of a monkey seated beside her, in a hilly landscape with trees and a distant building, the rim and well with gilt floral bands
9 in. (23 cm.) diam.
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A very similar plate of this unusual design is illustrated by F. and N. Hervout and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes Dcor Occidental, 1986, no.6.63, colour plate, p.137.
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