18th Century Bow Porcelain Octagonal Rim Soup Plate Printed in Purple.

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18th Century Bow Porcelain Octagonal Rim Soup Plate Printed in Purple. The center transfer-printed in deep purple with L'Amour (reversed), the rim with three vignettes of cottages under purple band to rim. 


Circa 1758-9

1 7/8" H. x 8 3/8" Diameter.

The source for this print has been located in A Book of Small Figures from the Originals of Cochin Junr, published and sold by F. Vivares. It consisted of seven pages, four of them engraved by W. Elliott. See the Gordon and Sue Guy-Jones, "Bow Porcelain - On-glaze Prints and their Sources" in English Ceramic Circle Transactions,  2013.

Parallels: Anton Gabszewicz and Geoffrey Freeman, Bow Porcelain, 1985, no. 119, p. 82

Parallels: Elizabeth Adams and David Redstone, Bow Porcelain, 1981, color plate I and p.152.

Unlike Hancock's print, the Bow version of L'Amour does not include the maid standing behind the couple. Another was sold by Bonham's on September 8, 2010, lot 69 and an example sold from Norman Stretton Collection at Phillips in 2001, was offered again as part of Judy and Phelps Bell's Collection, Bonham's, London, November 20, 2019, lot 211.

Roderick Jellicoe Antiques, London, June 16, 2000.

Robin Henry Ceramic Collection, New York.

Collection #65.