12 May 1999
An Export Meissen style plate
Finely enamelled with a lobed panel of a harbour scene showing European figures standing next to piled-up merchandise, within gilt scrollwork reserved with alternating puce and grisaille landscape vignettes, the rim with a floral meander in bianco-sopra-bianco below a gilt band of interlinked C-scrolls
22.5 cm. diam.
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C.J.A. Jrg, Chinese Export Porcelain from the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels, p. 226-227. no. 89.
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