Paris porcelain plate, Neoclassical figures ‘La Peche aux Cœurs’ c.1820

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Unusual Paris porcelain plate, printed & vividly painted with a Neoclassical scene of a boat piloted by cupids, with naked swimmer and another looking sorry for herself in the prow, titled to the back ‘La Peche aux Cœurs’ (The fishing of hearts)Marked Stone, Coquerel et Le Groscirca 1820,

Condition

minor retouching

Size

23.5cm

References

This subject is a play on the word 'péché', meaning sin, and 'pêche', to fish. The words are interchangeable to describe the image!

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