31 October 2006
Seven various 'Export' teabowls and saucers
Comprising a teabowl and saucer decorated en grisaille and coloured enamels with a scene from the Commedia dell'Arte, after an engraving by Thomassin inspired by a painting by Antoine Watteau; a teabowl and saucer enamelled with a hunting scene, rim crack; a teabowl and saucer painted to the centre with Neptune standing on two dolphins accompanied by tritons and nymphs, below a border of guirlands and flowers; a teabowl and saucer decorated with women and boys at play below a rim of gilt flower-scrolls and cartouches of flowers; a teabowl and saucer decorated in blue enamels and gilt with masonic symbols within a blue rim; a cup and saucer painted in gilt and enamels with the initials 'CEJ', flower sprays and a sailing vessel below a spearhead border; and a teabowl and saucer decorated to the central medallion with a shephardess below a border of gilt foliage, some damages and restoration (14)
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For a similar example of the 'hunting scene' see Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des compagnies des Indes a décor occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 72, ill. 3.19.
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