• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 149

    A SEVRES BLEU CELESTE CABARET (DEJEUNER 'LOSANGE A JOUR A ANSES')

    1766, BLUE INTERLACED LS ENCLOSING DATE LETTER N, PAINTER'S MARKS FOR ANTOINE-JOSEPH CHAPPUIS, VARIOUS INCISED MARKS

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    A SEVRES BLEU CELESTE CABARET (DEJEUNER 'LOSANGE A JOUR A ANSES')
    1766, BLUE INTERLACED LS ENCLOSING DATE LETTER N, PAINTER'S MARKS FOR ANTOINE-JOSEPH CHAPPUIS, VARIOUS INCISED MARKS
    Painted with specimen exotic birds perched on trees and within wooded landscape vignettes and gilt oval and circular cartouches, the borders richly-gilt with panels of diaper ornament flanked by gilt scrolls and trailing oak branches from diamond-pattern panels, comprising:
    An oviform teapot and cover (théière 'Calabre' et couvercle) (restored chip to tip of spout, cover cracked across and repaired and associated loss to flange)
    A circular sugar-bowl and cover (pot à sucre 'Bouret' et couvercle) (slight chipping to foliage of finial)
    A coffee-cup and saucer (gobelet 'Bouillard' et soucoupe) (some slight surface scratching)
    A two-handled pierced lozenge-shaped tray (plateau losange 'à jour'), the border pierced with foliage within stave ornament (some minute chipping to edge of rim)
    The tray 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) wide (4)


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    Provenance

    Most probably acquired by James, 2nd Marquess of Abercorn (1811-1885), later created 1st Duke of Abercorn in 1868, and thence by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN