11 May 2004
AN UNUSUAL GRISAILLE AND GILT-DECORATED MYTHOLOGICAL PLATE
Decorated in the centre en grisaille with Zephyr holding a garland of flowers around Flora as she gazes at her reflection in a pool, a swan in a lake behind them and a putto flying above the couple holding a torch, gilt stylised spearheads in the well and grisaille and gilt foliage and strapwork at the border, minute underside rim chips
9 in. (23 cm.) diam.
Anon. sale; Sotheby's London, 27 October 1970, lot 116.
With L. Vigneau, Paris
François Hervouët; sold Sotheby's London, 3 November 1987, lot 877.
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H. and N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 306, fig. 13.56
See the plate with this rare central scene, but with different border, in the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels, exhibited Chinese Export Porcelain, Hong Kong, 30 November 1989 - 27 February 1990, pp. 180-1, no. 66.
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