Reference #: CEPES9
Lengths: 9 3/16 inches (23.3 cm.)
PROVENANCE: The collection of Edmund W. Mudge, Jr., Sold, Christie’s, New York, May 22, 1985, lot 108
Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, New York
Sold, Sotheby’s, London, May 21, 1991, lot 162
San Francisco, Fall Antiques Show, 1995
painted with a man holding a gilt horn and seated on the ground before a second man playing a similar horn while their seated hound listens attentively, the rim with an iron-red and grisaille cell diaper band and molded beneath with veining to resemble a lotus pad.
Dishes of this unusual shape are more often found decorated with gentleman seated beside a recumbent elephant, and serving as a stand for a recumbent elephant tureen of the type illustrated by Sargent, pp. 206, no. 100, who also illustrates the pair of dishes separately, p. 208, fig. 100a.