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27 October 2016, 10:00 EST
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
Lot 443: CHINESE EXPORT EUROPEAN SUBJECT PLATE WITH FABLES OF LA FONTAINE DECORATION, 18th century(261 views)
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CHINESE EXPORT EUROPEAN SUBJECT PLATE WITH FABLES OF LA FONTAINE DECORATION, 18th century
with colorful enamels depicting an amorous couple in a landscape setting; diameter: 9 in.
Provenance: Property of a Boston Family
Literature: A similar plate is illustrated and discussed in Michel Beurdeley, China Trade Porcelain, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland VT. 1962, fig. 41, pg. 62
Other Notes: The decoration on this plate is inspired by an engraving called "The Peasant Boy looking for his lost calf", by Larmessin after a drawing by Vleugels.
Very faint 2 in. hairline crack at rim (only visible on back of plate).