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.