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A set of 40 Paris porcelain cabinet plates, c.1850, sold for €36,000 (£32,730) at Oriental Art Auctions.

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Each plate has a different landscape view, identified in handwritten French script on the reverse.

The scenes are taken directly from the engravings in Voyage Pittoresque de Constantinople et des rives du Bosphore published by Antoine Ignace Melling (1763-1831) between 1809-19.

As imperial architect to Sultan Selim III and Hatice Sultan, he spent 18 years at the Ottoman court and enjoyed unprecedented access to the palace and its interiors.

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One of the 40 Paris porcelain cabinet plates, c.1850, sold for €36,000 (£32,730) at Oriental Art Auctions.

The sale took place on June 4.