23 November 2010
A VIENNA STYLE PORCELAIN CIRCULAR CLARET-GROUND CHARGER, 'SPIELENDE KINDER'
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, BLUE BEEHIVE MARK
Finely painted after Rubens with 'Gesù Bambino e san Giovannino con due cherubini,' within a canted gilt rectangular surround and further scrollwork
13½ in. (34.3 cm.) diameter, excluding the gilt-metal frame
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Sir Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish (1577-1640).
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