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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 167

    A SAINT-CLOUD TRIPLE SPICE-BOX AND COVER AND RIBBED SUGAR-BOWL AND COVER

    CIRCA 1720-1740, BLUE ST CL T MARK TO THE SUGAR-BOWL

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SAINT-CLOUD TRIPLE SPICE-BOX AND COVER AND RIBBED SUGAR-BOWL AND COVER
    Circa 1720-1740, blue ST CL T mark to the sugar-bowl
    Each painted in blue with Berainesque lappets and scrolls, the cruciform spice-box raised on scroll feet, the cover with cauliflower finial, the sugar-bowl with flat button finial centering radiating gadroons, the lower portion of the bowl with similar convex ribs
    5½ in. (14 cm.) wide, the spice-box; 3½ in. (8.8 cm.) high, the sugar-bowl (4)


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    See Aileen Dawson, A Catalogue of French Porcelain in the British Museun, London, 1994, pp. 11-22, cat. no. 8; Christine Lahaussois, Porcelaines de Saint-Cloud, La Collection du Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1997, cat. nos. 55, 56, 57; and Bertrand Randot, Ed., Discovering the Secrets of Soft-Paste Porcelain at the Saint-Cloud Factory ca, 1690-1766, New Haven, 1999, cat. nos 68, 69, 70 for examples of the triple-spice box found in the collections of the British Museum and Le musée des Arts décoratifs.

    Provenance

    Xavier, comte de Chavagnac (crested paper label with illegible collection number inscribed) (the spice box).
    With Vandermeersch, Paris (the spice-box).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LEO & DORIS HODROFF