Seven Chinese famille rose plates with Luohan near a tiger, Qianlong

317

Dia.: 22,5 cm

Condition: (UV-checked)
- One with a ca. 1 cm glaze line on the rim, only visible on the back, as well as a ca. 4 mm rim chip.
- One with a reglued break across with fillings visible on the back.
- One with a superficial ca. 5 mm rim chip and a ca. 3 cm hairline on the rim.
- One with a long stapled hairline of ca. 20 cm and another on the rim of ca. 5 cm.
- One in good condition with a small superficial ca. 3 mm rim chip.
- One with a ca. 6 cm hairline from the rim.
- One in nearly excellent condition with a few small superficial 1-2 mm flakes on the outer rim.

Provenance: The 'Gaston de Ramaix' collection, Château de Grune, Belgium. The collectors Maurice de Ramaix (1850-1918) (link), a Belgian diplomat and politician, and his son Gaston built a collection of mostly blue and white pieces from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. De Ramaix was a diplomatic attaché in Paris, Constantinople, Vienna, Berlin, The Hague and Persia. Afterward, he returned to Belgium where he became a senator and a member of the Parliament. In 1894, he bought and restored a castle in Grune, Belgium. After his death, De Ramaix’s collection was passed to his eldest son, Gaston (1878-1937), who was also a diplomat. Gaston had a predilection for the Dutch Golden Age and completed his father’s collection. He showcased the remarkable assemblage of Delftware in his seventeenth-century castle surrounded by Dutch paintings and prints from the same era.

Estimate: € 1500 - € 2500