11 May 2004
AN UNUSUAL GRISAILLE AND GILT-DECORATED MYTHOLOGICAL PLATE
Decorated at the centre primarily en grisaille with flesh tones depicting Venus bathing in a stream accompanied by two putti, iron-red and gilt spearheads in the well and shell-scroll at the border, minor frit chips
9 1/8 in. (23.3 cm.) diam.
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For a plate in the Victoria and Albert Museum with this same central scene but different border, see Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 296, fig. 13.16.
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