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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 173

    A PAIR OF SEVRES MONTEITHS (SCEAUX A VERRES CRENELEES)

    BLUE INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING DATE LETTERS EE FOR 1782, PAINTER'S MARK FOR LEVE, ONCE INCISED 1811, THE OTHER INCISED 8

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A PAIR OF SEVRES MONTEITHS (SCEAUX A VERRES CRENELEES)
    BLUE INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING DATE LETTERS EE FOR 1782, PAINTER'S MARK FOR LEVE, ONCE INCISED 1811, THE OTHER INCISED 8
    Each oval with foliate handles and deeply looped crenelated rim, painted with loose bouquets beneath a blue feuille-de-choux rim edged in gilt, blue-line-and-gilt-dash decoration running along the serpentine foot
    12in. (30.5cm.) long (2)


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    See Property from the Estate of the Late Albert Warner, Sotheby Parke-Bernet Inc., New York, 15-16 February 1973, lot 343 for a similar pair of glass coolers, also painted by Levé and possibly originally from the same service.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Wrightsman, New York.
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Monaco, 26 May 1980, lot 301.
    Dr. Henry A. Chase, New York; Sotheby's, New York, 20 May 1989, lot 84.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A LONG ISLAND ESTATE


    Literature

    Carl Christian Dauterman, The Wrightsman Collection: Porcelain, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1970, vol. IV, p. 277, cat. no. 112 A, B.