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    Sale 7608

    Important European Furniture and Sculpture

    10 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 107

    A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XV SILVER-MOUNTED PORCELAIN POMMADE-POTS AND COVERS WITH ROSEWOOD PARQUETRY CASKET

    THE PORCELAIN SAINT-CLOUD, CIRCA 1735, THE SILVER MOUNTS WITH THE DECHARGE OF HUBERT LOUVET, PARIS, 1732-1738

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    A SET OF FOUR LOUIS XV SILVER-MOUNTED PORCELAIN POMMADE-POTS AND COVERS WITH ROSEWOOD PARQUETRY CASKET
    THE PORCELAIN SAINT-CLOUD, CIRCA 1735, THE SILVER MOUNTS WITH THE DECHARGE OF HUBERT LOUVET, PARIS, 1732-1738
    Each cylindrical, the rim and base each painted in blue with flower heads and stylized foliage suspended from Berainesque lappets, the silver-mounted rims each engraved with panels of trailing foliage scrolls on a matted ground, the detachable covers each similarly painted and with tapering finial, with a plain silver rim, the silver marked on each rim, contained in a contemporary rosewood case with metal drop-ring handle and an oval lock-plate, the rosewood parquetry cover opening to reveal a fitted turquoise moiré silk-lined interior, the rim stamped twice 'IB'
    the pots 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high
    the case 7 in. (18 cm.) high; 10 in. (25.5 cm.) wide; 10 in. (25.5 cm.) deep (4)


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    The beautifully lappeted lace-like decoration of these pots derives from the engravings of Jean Bérain (d. 1711) and relates to two trembleuse cups and saucers of circa 1720 that were sold from the collections of Robert R. and Pauline S. Heitner, Christie's, New York, 22-23 October 2003, lot 267.

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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner's family in the early 20th century and thence by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 107-108)