• The Collection of a Lady - Mag auction at Christies

    Sale 7827

    The Collection of a Lady - Magnificent French Furniture, Savonnerie, Sèvres Porcelain, Silver and Chinese Works of Art

    10 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 588

    A PAIR OF SEVRES CIRCULAR BOUGH-POTS AND COVERS

    1767, BLUE INTERLACED L'S MARKS ENCLOSING DATE LETTERS O, PAINTER'S MARK FOR MEREAUD

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF SEVRES CIRCULAR BOUGH-POTS AND COVERS
    1767, BLUE INTERLACED L'S MARKS ENCLOSING DATE LETTERS O, PAINTER'S MARK FOR MEREAUD
    Each cup-shaped with arched handles, the spreading covers pierced with apertures, painted with harebells and garlands of flowers on a gilt sablé ground, the plain lower part painted with looping bands of berries laurels and flowers, the spreading feet with a further band of flowers above steps and a blue fretted footrim, the covers with patterned sections, stoppers lacking, each with one handle restored
    7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high (2)


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    Charles-Louis Méreaud jeune (c.1735-1780) was a painter and gilder active at Sèvres 1756-80 specializing in this type of decoration.

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    Provenance

    With Arnold Seligmann, Paris.
    The Collection of Mrs. Henry Walters, sold Park-Bernet Galleries, New York, 1941.
    Thelma Chrysler-Foy, sold Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 15-16 May 1956, lot 426 (with ormolu bases).


    Literature

    Rosalind Savill, The Wallace Collection Catalogue of Sèvres Porcelain, London, 1988, Vol. II, p. 656.