17 June 2003
A RARE FAMILLE ROSE EUROPEAN-SUBJECT SOUP-PLATE
Brightly enamelled with a lady and gentleman, both wearing elaborate hats, standing at a gate with rococo embellishments, a servant pours wine into a goblet held by the gentleman, the border with scattered flower sprays
8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam.
Luisa Feltrinelli Doria, no.89, sold Sotheby's London, 7 November 1995, lot 135 (part)
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A plate with identical design is illustrated in colour by Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 144, fig. 7.9.
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