Painted in bright famille rose enamels with the hero wearing full blue armor with a puce cloak and a barber's bowl on his head, seated astride Rocinante, Sancho Panza holding the bridle while two maidens look on from behind a tree, the rim with four grisaille landscape vignettes
14 in. (35.6 cm.) long
Angelo Caldas Collection; Sotheby's, London, 8 May 1990, lot 244.
Acquired by Ann and Gordon Getty from the above.
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For a plate with the same scene and pattern, see D. Howard, J. Ayers, China for the West, New York, 1978, I, pp. 345-6, no. 344. The design originally derives from B. Picart's engraving after a painting by C. Coypel. The present platter may have been a part of a service made for Philip Bromfeld, J.P., of Baldre, Hampshire (1739-99), Captain of the armed East Indiaman St Anne, who later commanded The Salisbury at Canton in 1771.
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