11 May 2004
A RARE FAMILLE ROSE MEISSEN-STYLE SOUP-PLATE
Finely enamelled in a central shaped cartouche with a bare-breasted lady wearing a crown and holding a cornucopia of flowers reclining under a tree beside a sleeping lion and a child, the latter eating fruit, in the distance a large building in the throws of being constructed, within a gilt lacework band at the rim, rim frits retouched
8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) diam.
With H. Glatz, London.
François Hervouët; Sotheby's London, 3 November 1987, lot 871.
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F. and N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 297, fig. 13.21.
See Hervouët and Bruneau, op.cit., p. 297, where the authors suggest this depicts the goddess Cybele.
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