Lot n° 144
10000 - 20000
Result without fees
: 55 000EUR
Exceptional large round soft-paste porcelain bowl with polychrome decoration in the Kakiemon style on the outside of a dragon, a squirrel on a flowery hedge, three orientals on an elephant chasing a fantastic antelope with a horn, the inside decorated in the center of a Chinese woman riding a phoenix, the edge decorated with exotic flowers on branches between blue nets, frieze of foliage on the base.
18th century, circa 1730.
L. 28 cm, H. 13,5 cm.
An original shot hidden under a branch.
This bowl is to be compared with a basin kept in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris decorated with an elephant in the center between Chinese figures and outside with a flowering hedge and a squirrel, which appeared in the New York exhibition, Discovering the Secrets of Soft-Paste Porcelain at the Saint-Cloud Manufactory, ca.
1690-1766, The Bard Graduate center, 1999, catalog edited by Bertrand Rondot, n° 125, p. 198.
Famille Asselin de Villequier
Jacques Asselin de Villequier (died 1727), councillor at the
Parlement de Rouen, seems to have been a privileged client of the Poterat factory in Rouen. The only known piece of Rouen porcelain with a coat of arms is decorated with his coat of arms (kept in the Musée de Sèvres). This mustard pot is dated before 1696, date of death of Louis Poterat.
The Asselin de Villequier family still ordered earthenware from the Rouen manufactures in the 1720s: two table mantels, one rectangular, the other hexagonal, with an ochre niello background and the family coat of arms in the center, are reproduced in the Répertoire de la Faïence française, 1932, pl.
85 a and b.
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