Finely painted en grisaille around the exterior with a continuous scene of European ships docked at quayside, numerous small figures at work in small boats or along the shore, the interior with a scene in a roundel beneath a grisaille an gilt border
1318 in. (33.3 cm.) diameter
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F.C. Alves and P.C. Alves, From East to West, Lisbon, 2016, p. 61, no. 22 where the authors note that this scene is based on an engraving of 'Port de mer, par temps de brouillard' by Jacques Aliamet (1726-88), after an oil painting by Claude Joseph Vernet (1714-89). The original painting by Vernet is in the Museum of Fine Arts, in Algiers.
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