17 June 2003
A RARE FAMILLE ROSE PLATE WITH 'THE TOMBSTONE'
Enamelled with a grieving widow declining the advances of a gentleman, both standing on a terrace beside a large tombstone, on top of which lies a weeping putti leaning on the head of a lion, the border with scattered flower sprays, rim hairline
9 in. (23 cm.) diam.
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An identical plate is illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p.155, fig. 7.38.
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