31 March 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,875
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A PARIS LARGE PORTRAIT COFFEE-CAN AND SAUCER
CIRCA 1805, INCISED U MARK TO CUP
Painted with a portrait of a lady, quarter-length, wearing a bonnet tied with a blue and red spotted ribbon and a lace empire-line dress, against a mottled brown background with a Sgraffito inscription P· LeGros 1805 within a gilt oval band reserved on a simulated marble ground in shades of brown, below a matt-gilt band burnished with stars, the interior richly gilt, the saucer gilt with a monogram LH (?) on similar marbled ground (saucer with faint stained hairline crack, star-crack, minor wear to gilding)
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