17 June 2003
A RARE FAMILLE ROSE PLATE FOR THE INDIAN MARKET
Enamelled at the centre with a mahout astride his elephant within a leaf-scroll surround and spearheads in the well, the border unusually with six panels of ladies alternating with boys beside a flower spray below the foliate rim, minor chips
9 in. (23 cm.) diam.
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This central scene was used within at least four different border designs between 1760 and 1790, but this border design appears to be the rarest.
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