26 October 2004
A VIENNA (OUTSIDE-DECORATED) 'JEWELLED' BURGUNDY-GROUND CIRCULAR CHARGER
BLUE BEEHIVE MARK, THE PORCELAIN DATED (1)805, THE DECORATION LATER
Finely painted with the Toilette of Venus, the diaphanously draped goddess on a raised seat, a putto showing her jewels, an attendant choosing a girdle, another bringing flowers and a third dressing her hair, on a balcony, the burgundy border enriched with gilt foliage, scrolls and swags, the outer rim with a gilt enamelled with white 'jewels'
16½ in. (41.8 cm.) diameter
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See an anonymous sale Christie's, New York, 28 October 2003, lot 267 for a charger painted with the same subject.
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