8 May 2001
An encre-de-chine and gilt decorated plate
Decorated to the centre with the portrait of Martin Luther flanked by two angels, above the letters 'D.M.L.' and an oval enclosing Christ with the Twelve Apostles, surrounded by a Viennese Du Paquier border, rubbing, minute rim frits
22.9 cm. diam.
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See for a similar plate F.et N.Hervouët, Y. Bruneau, La porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes, Paris, 1986, p.272, pl.11.46.
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Minute rim restoration.
Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class