02 juillet 2009

Two Chinese Export Encre-de-Chine plates. Circa 1740

A Chinese Export Encre-de-Chine 'Marriage' plate. Circa 1740 Painted at the centre en grisaille with a wedding scene in a Baroque cupola including angels, peacocks, and doves, various sea-nymphs and Triton in the foreground, the building surmounted by an arch inscribed 'semper amor prote, firmissimus atque fidelis', between two coat-of-arms resting on a frieze above the columns, all within a Meissen-stye gilt scrollwork border. 22.7 cm. diam. Est. €1,200 - €1,800 - Price Realized €2,000 Provenance: The property of a Dutch... [Lire la suite]
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