PLATE . 23 cm.
Painted in " grisaille ", hightened in gilt, with the religious scene of " The Nativity " , showing " the adoration of the Shepherds ", Mary seated to the child's left in front of 2 oxen and a donckey . The floral border of wags and foliage.
Period : ca. 1745 .
Refer.: " Chinese Export Porcelain " , R.Marchant 2015 , n° 31.
" China for the West " , Howard & Ayers , vol. I , n° 312.
The Nativity is part of a set of 5 ( along with The Crucifixion and The Resurrection " ) , produced for the ducth market , which are taken from an early 18th century Lutheran bible with prints by the Amsterdam poet and engraver Jan Luyken ( 1649 - 1712 ) .
Perfect condition ( slight wear on the border , and a very slight chip on the backside) .