17 June 2003
A RARE GRISAILLE AND GILT 'NAVIGATION' PLATE
With a grisaille medallion at the centre depicting a female figure representing Navigation, standing on a quayside leaning on a rudder and holding a sextant, a boy mooring his boat behind her, the winds blowing towards her from the clouds, inscribed ODE ZEEVAART O, the border with a du Paquier-style border heightened in gilt, rim crack
9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) diam.
François Hervouët no. 443, sold Sotheby's London, 3 November 1987, lot 801.
Purchased from Cohen and Cohen.
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F. and N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 36, fig. 2.1.
This scene is taken from an engraving by Baquoy, after Gravelot. See Hervouët and Bruneau, op.cit., p.36.
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