Lot 89: A rare pair of "Pseudo tobacco leaf" porcelain dishes
October 22, 2016
Sarzana (SP), ItalyLive Auction
dating: last quarter of the 18th Century
With lobed, bracket-shaped border, featuring the famous decoration "pseudo tobacco leaves" at the center. The dishes feature two, big spinning and some chips at the border, one of them with a small breakage on the border.Two dishes with the same decoration and shape were sold at Christie's, SALE 4102 â€“ CHRISTIE's INTERIORS; 24 January 2012, London, South Kensington; lot. 282.
See also Sotheby's, Auction: N08758; PROPERTY OF A PALM BEACH PRIVATE COLLECTOR; 29 March 2011, New York; lot. 144.
A dish decorated en suite can be found also at Palazzo Pitti, Museo degli Argenti e Museo delle Porcellane, Sala delle Porcellane Orientali, in Florence. See the catalog of the Scalambrino Commection: Oriental porcelains and European Majolica; Francesco Morena; ISBN 88-8347-350-7; page 78-79, object number 105.
Another sample with similar decorations belongs to the Mottahedeh Collection. See Howard-Ayers, China for the West. Chinese Porcelain & Other Decorative Arts for Export illustrated from the Mottahedeh Collection, 1978, vol. II, pag. 540-541.
dimensions: diameter 23 cm.