Three (3) Chinese Export Porcelain Plates, including Grisaille. 1st-2nd items: Pair of Chinese export porcelain plates decorated en grisaille with fleshtone and gilt highlights. One (1) plate decorated in the center with a figural landscape scene after the painting "Les Oies de Frere Philippe" (The Geese of Brother Philippe) by Nicolas Lancret (French, 1690-1743) and illustrates La Fontaine's fable, which was inspired by Giovanni Boccaccio (following a theme on 'the Power of Nature'). The other plate, likely from the same story series, depicts an interior scene with two young lovers. 8 7/8" dia. & 9" dia. 18th century. 3rd item: Chinese Imari porcelain plate with flowering bird and branch decoration. 8 7/8" dia. 19th century. Provenance: A private Alabama collection. CONDITION: 1st & 2nd plates overall very good condition. 3rd plate with minute fleabites to back of rim.
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