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    Sale 12455

    European Furniture & Works of Art

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 52

    A SEVRES COMPOSITE DINNER AND DESSERT-SERVICE

    CIRCA 1757-1786, BLUE INTERLACED L MARKS ENCLOSING VARIOUS DATE LETTERS AND PAINTER'S MARKS, INCISED LETTERS AND NUMERALS

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    A SEVRES COMPOSITE DINNER AND DESSERT-SERVICE
    CIRCA 1757-1786, BLUE INTERLACED L MARKS ENCLOSING VARIOUS DATE LETTERS AND PAINTER'S MARKS, INCISED LETTERS AND NUMERALS
    Painted with bouquets of flowers within blue-line and gilt-dash borders within gilt dentil rims, comprising:
    A monteith (seau crénelé) - 11 3/8 in. (28.8 cm.) wide
    A pair of two-handled cylindrical ice-pails, covers and liners (seau à topette) - 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) high
    Four two-handled bottle-coolers and two zinc liners (seau à liqueur ronde) - 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high
    Two two-handled double-lipped sauceboats (saucière)- 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) wide
    Two triple preserve-pots and covers on lobed triangular fixed stands (plateau à trois pots) - stands 7 ¾ in. (19.7 cm.) wide
    A footed ice-cup stand and eight ice-cups (soucoupe à pied, tasse à glace) - stand 9 in. (22.9 cm.) wide
    Three butter-tubs, covers and fixed stands (beurrier) - stand 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) wide
    A pair of oval sugar-bowls and covers and fixed stands (pot à sucre) - stand 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) wide
    Eight shell-shaped dishes (compotier coquilles) - 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) wide
    Two shaped square dishes (compotier carré) - 8 3/8in. (21.2 cm.) wide
    Six saucer dishes (compotier ronde) - 8 ½ in. (21.8 cm.) wide
    Twelve double trencher salts (salière double) - 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) wide
    Thirty-three plates (assiette 'unie') - 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) wide
    And a Sèvres-style quatrefoil tureen, cover and fixed stand - stand 9 ½ in. (24.1 cm.) wide


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    This extensive composite dinner and dessert-service bears date letters ranging from D for circa 1757 to II for circa 1786 as well as numerous painter's marks, including those for Dominique Joffroy, Claude-Antoine Tardy, Louis-Gabriel Chulot and François-Marie Barrat. A more detailed summary of the date letters and painter's marks on individual pieces is available with the condition report.

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    Saleroom Notice

    This Lot is Withdrawn.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of a Gentleman (lots 15 & 52)