17 June 2003
A GRISAILLE, IRON-RED AND GILT INSCRIBED AND DATED PLATE
Decorated at the centre en grisaille with details in iron-red and gilt in a roundel with a gentleman seated on a chair beside a bed watching a scantily-clothed lady undressing beside a table on which a candle flickers, the well inscribed in gilt MARETIEVANBEME below a narrow gilt scroll band, the du Paquier-style grisaille and gilt border enclosing four landscape cartouches in which some of the details are picked out in sepia
9 in. (23 cm.) diam.
H. M. Knight no. 600a
Purchased from The Chinese Porcelain Company
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An identical plate is illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p. 178, fig. 7.106.
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