17 June 2003
A GRISAILLE, IRON-RED AND GILT EUROPEAN-SUBJECT PLATE
Decorated en grisaille and in flesh-tones in a central roundel with a youth about to place a shawl over the shoulders of a sleeping young woman, she leaning with her elbow on a cushion, wearing a low decolleté bodice, behind the couple are heavy drapes and part of a sturdy pillar, within gilt spearheads in the well and a du Paquier-style band at the border
9 in. (23 cm.) diam.
François Hervouët, sold Sotheby's Monaco, 22 June 1987, lot 1615.
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F. and N. Hervouët and Y. Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 162, fig. 7.60.
See Hervouët and Bruneau, op.cit. for variations of this scene, pp. 162 and 163, figs. 7.61-7.63.
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