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    Sale 2159

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 39

    A PAIR OF SEVRES TOPOGRAPHICAL BLUE-GROUND PLATES (ASSIETTE UNI)

    DATED 1856-64, IRON-RED STENCILED CROWNED N MARKS FOR 1864, GREEN LOZENGE MARKS S.59 AND S.61, INCISED L 61 6 AND L 56-3 /12

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF SEVRES TOPOGRAPHICAL BLUE-GROUND PLATES (ASSIETTE UNI)
    Dated 1856-64, iron-red stenciled crowned N marks for 1864, green lozenge marks S.59 and S.61, incised L 61 6 and L 56-3 /12
    Each painted with a titled view NICE (ALPES-MARITIMES.) or PRÉGUEUX (DORDOGNE), within a raised gilt foliate border
    9½ in. (24 cm.) diameter (2)


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    The Sale Records at Sèvres of 1865 (Registre Vv 7, folio 33 verso no 87, March 1865 and Vv 7, folio 36 verso no 80, June 1865 and Registre Vbb 12, folio 55 verso) record a series of plates assiettes plates fond bleu frise no 25 en or relief paysages des petites vues de France. In 1870 these were delivered to the Grand Ecuyer, The Master of Horses under Napoleon III.

    Provenance

    Property from the Estate of Laurance S. Rockefeller, Sotheby's, New York, 11 October 2005, lot 296.