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A grisaille and gilt European subject plate, mid-18th century. Estimate 6,000 – $9,000 USDPhoto Christie’s Image Ltd 2015.

Finely painted with a Dutch fisherman standing on a riverbank holding a pole after Le Pêcheur by Abraham Bloemaert, the rim with landscape panels reserved on a cell diaper ground; 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) diameter

Provenance: Acquired from Philip Suval, Inc., New York, in 1979.

Note: This finely rendered scene is after the Dutch painter Abraham Bloemaert (1566-1651) of Utrecht, who specialized in history painting as well as rural landscapes.

Christie’s. MANDARIN & MENAGERIE: THE SOWELL COLLECTION AND CHINESE EXPORT ART FROM VARIOUS OWNERS, 26 January 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.

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