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    Sale 2034

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 83

    A SEVRES (THIRD REPUBLIC) ENAMELED BLEU LAPIS GROUND VASE AND COVER (VASE BIJOU A ANSES)

    DATED 1885-1887, GREEN LOZENGE KILN MARK FOR 85, IRON-RED FR DORÉ MARK FOR 87, UNDERGLAZED BLUE W, INCISED JB 85 8 PN AND BB 85 9 PN, AND PN TO THE COVER, SIGNED SIEFFERT

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    A SEVRES (THIRD REPUBLIC) ENAMELED BLEU LAPIS GROUND VASE AND COVER (VASE BIJOU A ANSES)
    Dated 1885-1887, green lozenge kiln mark for 85, iron-red FR doré mark for 87, underglazed blue W, incised JB 85 8 PN and BB 85 9 PN, and PN to the cover, signed Sieffert
    In the Renaissance style, the baluster vase surmounted by a triple-loop handle, finely enameled front and back with putti at leisure either flying a kite or climbing on a tree branch, the top and foot enriched with florets, 'jeweled' bands and egg-and-dart pattern
    7½ in. (19 cm.) high (2)


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    Eugène-Louis Sieffert is recorded as a painter at Sèvres 1881-1887; 1894-1898.

    See Marie-Noëlle Pinot de Villechenon, Sèvres Porcelain from the Sèvres Museum 1740 to the Present Day, London, 1993, p. 90 for an uncovered example decorated in pâte-sur-pâte by Gély. For the same example also see Marcelle Brunet and Tamara Préaud, Sèvres des origines à nos jours, p. 270, pl. LXX.

    The form of the present lot is based on a Renaissance rock-crystal vase made in Milan and now in the Galerie d'Apollon in the Louvre.