London, South Kensington
14 November 2003
A rare grisaille, iron-red and gilt 'Judgement of Paris' plate, circa 1750
decorated with central roundel depicting Paris handing the golden apple to Venus with Cupid at her side, while Juno and Minerva look on, Juno's peacock, trophies, scrolls and floral garlands -- 8 7/8in. 922.5cm.) diam.
Sotheby's New York, 14 October 1993, Lot 137 (pair).
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This scene is taken from an engraving possibly after Rubens. See Hervouet and Bruneau, La porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes a Decor Occidental,Paris, 1986, figs. 13.71-13.76 for other versions of this popular design.
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