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Three Chinese Export European Subject Rimmed Plates

Auction:
2482
Lot:
165
Sold for:
$889$750

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Three Chinese Export European Subject Rimmed Plates, c. 1745, decorated en grisaille with gilt scroll highlights, each taken from early 18th century engravings; one showing an allegory of love depicting Cupid and Psyche amidst the clouds above two figures likely Paris and Minerva, (repaired); two plates depicting a scene of four figures in a landscape, (one with small rim chip), dia. 8 7/8 in.
Estimate $400-600

The Cupid and Psyche plate was cracked in half and repaired, fairly unobtrusive unless under very close inspection; one of the two landscape with figures plates has a small rim chip, all have gilt wear.

Keywords

Paris, Cupid, Cupid and Psyche, Greek mythology, Roman mythology

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