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Fine Art SaleLot 346
A SET OF THREE COALPORT CRESTED SHELL SHAPED DESSERT DISHES
A SET OF THREE COALPORT CRESTED SHELL SHAPED DESSERT DISHES, OUTSIDE DECORATED, C1805-10 painted with a Chinese artisan reserved on an Etruscan red ground with sepia painted crest, the underside with gilt cross and rosette border, the footrim also gilt, 20cm w, painted titles An Old Man Polishing Crystals or A Bonzee Begging Alms (or uninscribed) in sepia or giltThe scenes are copied from hand coloured aquatints in Mason (GH) The Costume of China illustrated by Sixty Engravings, published in 1800.