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Chine export porcelain.

Rare plate decorated with European figures (diameter: 23,1cm).
Qianlong period, circa, 1745.

The scene in the centre represents the judgement of Paris. Two of the four cartouches around the border are painted with a scene of Plymouth (GB) and the two others with a scene of the Pearls river, thus indicating the departure and the arrival of ships going to China. This mythological scene is rarely shown with the four cartouches.

Provenance: Private collection, Belgium.
Condition: Tiny chip at the back filled in.

Bibliography: F & N. Hervoüet, Les Porcelaines des Compagnies des Indes à décor occidental, Paris 1986, N° 13.72.