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Circa 1745 Chinese export grisaille plate, painted with central cartouche depicting an elderly man introducing a young man to two ladies, whose servant holds a parasol over their head. Diameter 9 in (22.8 cm) Fine condition, some wear due to the age.

The engraving is after the painting "Les Oies de Frere Phillipe' (The Geese of Brother Philip) by Nicolas Lancret, and illustrates La Fontaine's fable, which was inspired by Boccaccio (following a theme on 'the Power of Nature')...