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    Sale 2159

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

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 36

    A PAIR OF TAXILE DOAT PATE-SUR-PATE BLUE-GROUND RECTANGULAR PLAQUES

    BOTH INCISED AND DATED TAXILE DOAT 1881, THE FRONT SIGNED WITH A DT MONOGRAM

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    A PAIR OF TAXILE DOAT PATE-SUR-PATE BLUE-GROUND RECTANGULAR PLAQUES
    Both incised and dated Taxile Doat 1881, the front signed with a DT monogram
    Each finely painted and hand-tooled in white slip with a muse and putto, emblematic of either Architecture or History, within a gilt enriched Bérainesque surround
    4¾ x 3 1/8 in. (12 x 8 cm.), within a gilt-metal frame (2)


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    When Taxile Doat joined the National Manufactory at Sèvres in 1877, he retained the privilege of maintaining an independent atelier. It is likely that the present lot was fired at 47 Rue de Brancas.

    Provenance

    With Wm. H. Plummer & Co., Ltd, New York (paper labels).