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    Sale 1987

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

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 150

    A SEVRES (HARD PASTE) CLARET AND GOLD GROUND CUP AND SAUCER (TASSE A THE 'FORME COUPE' ET SA SOUCOUPE, 3EME GRANDEUR)

    IRON-RED STENCILED M. IMPLE DE SEVRES 1812 MARK TO EACH, THE CUP INCISED T AND SM, THE SAUCER INCISED T AND 8

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    A SEVRES (HARD PASTE) CLARET AND GOLD GROUND CUP AND SAUCER (TASSE A THE 'FORME COUPE' ET SA SOUCOUPE, 3EME GRANDEUR)
    Iron-red stenciled M. Imple de Sevres 1812 mark to each, the cup incised t and Sm, the saucer incised t and 8
    The cup painted beneath a band of faux pearls with two pairs of confronting trompe l'oeil cameo portrait heads of Greco-Roman gods, each reserved within an oblong octagonal panel on the claret ground, further gilt at each end with an anthemia between scrolls and centering a lyre within a gilt wreath, a similar undecorated medallion behind the handle, the interior of the cup with a foliate rinceau, the interior of the cup and underside of the saucer burnished gold, the saucer basin decorated en suite but with no cameo decoration
    3 in. (7.6 cm.) high overall, 3 7/8 in. (8.8 cm.) diameter, the cup; 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diameter, the saucer (2)


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    The present cup is likely that described in the factory sales records as 1 Tasse à thé Coupe 1e [grandeur - sic] fond cornaline camées pierres brillantes, entered in the saleroom ledger on 8 November 1816 with a selling price of 220 francs (Register Vv1, folio 74, No 2).

    Our thanks to Tamara Préaud, head archivist at the Manufacture de Sèvres, for her assistance in researching this lot.