A PAINTED ENAMEL 'EUROPEAN SUBJECT' PLAQUE
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
of rectangular form, brightly enamelled and delicately painted with a scene of luxuriantly robed figures of Western ladies and gentlemen engaged in various leisurely pursuits on an open terrace, including a seated gentleman playing a lute accompanied by two children respectively playing the flute and clappers, framed and with wood stand
16.6 by 19.8 cm, 6½ by 7¾ in.
There are some scratches and wear to the surface, with some associated losses to the enamels.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
W. L. Hildburgh, Chinese Painted Enamels with European Subjects, The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs, Vol. 79, No. 462, 1941, pl. IIA.
W. L. Hildburgh，《Chinese Painted Enamels With European Subjects》， The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs, Vol. 79, No. 462, 1941年, 圖版 IIA
A saucer decorated with a related scene, was included in the exhibition Chinese Painted Enamels, Ashomolean Museum, Oxford, 1978, cat. no. 31.