Lot 443: CHINESE EXPORT EUROPEAN SUBJECT PLATE WITH FABLES OF LA FONTAINE DECORATION, 18th century
October 27, 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
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).