12 May 1999
A rare 'Tsar Peter the Great' plate
Painted at the centre in famille rose enamels with a scene depicting Tsar Peter I supervising cargo on the shores of a Dutch estuary, probably near Zaandam, the border encircled by scrollwork in bianco-sopra-bianco below a brown-edged rim (some enamels rubbed)
22.3 cm. diam.
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For a similar example see D.S. Howard, Choice of the Private Trader, 1994, p.85, fig.71.
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