Lot 268
  • 268

A Chinese Export Famille-Rose Platter for the Indian Market Circa 1785

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 USD
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Description

  • porcelain
depicting an Indian man atop an elephant, enclosed by a flowers and vines painted in bianco-sopra-bianco.

Literature

Gordon, 1977, p. 83, pl. 71

Condition

In overall good condition. The gilding around the edge rim is rubbed. Some of the gilding and enamel of the border of the center panel has been rubbed off.
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Catalogue Note

Howard and Ayers, 1978, Vol. II, p. 468, no. 478, illustrate a plate with this design but with a different border; they note that this pattern was probably made for the Indian market but some pieces may have been shipped to Europe through India.