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Lot 443: CHINESE EXPORT EUROPEAN SUBJECT PLATE WITH FABLES OF LA FONTAINE DECORATION, 18th century

Fine and Decorative Asian Works of Art

by Grogan & Company

27 October 2016

Boston, MA, USA

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  • CHINESE EXPORT EUROPEAN SUBJECT PLATE WITH FABLES OF LA FONTAINE DECORATION, 18th century
  • CHINESE EXPORT EUROPEAN SUBJECT PLATE WITH FABLES OF LA FONTAINE DECORATION, 18th century
  • CHINESE EXPORT EUROPEAN SUBJECT PLATE WITH FABLES OF LA FONTAINE DECORATION, 18th century
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Description: 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.

Condition Report: Very faint 2 in. hairline crack at rim (only visible on back of plate).


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