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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 179

    A SEVRES GILT CAILLOUTE BLUE LAPIS CUP AND SAUCER (GOBELET 'CALABRE' ET SA SOUCOUPE, 1ERE GRANDEUR)

    BLUE INTERLACED L'S MARK TO BOTH, THE CUP WITH DATE LETTER H FOR 1760, PAINTER'S MARK FOR VIELLARD PERE AND INCISED OO

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    A SEVRES GILT CAILLOUTE BLUE LAPIS CUP AND SAUCER (GOBELET 'CALABRE' ET SA SOUCOUPE, 1ERE GRANDEUR)
    BLUE INTERLACED L'S MARK TO BOTH, THE CUP WITH DATE LETTER H FOR 1760, PAINTER'S MARK FOR VIELLARD PERE AND INCISED oo
    Finely painted after David Teniers the Younger with peasant figures in landscapes, the cup with a toper at a table outside a tavern, the saucer with a young girl at a table eating, her spindle tucked under her arm, each reserved on the dark blue ground gilt overall with pebble decoration, gilt dentil rims
    3 1/8 in. (7.8 cm.) high, the cup; 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) diameter, the saucer (2)


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    Active 1752-1790, André-Vincent Viellard was one of the most long-lived, prolific and versatile of painters at Vincennes and Sèvres, specializing in figures, landscapes, trophies, patterns and flowers. The painting on the present cup and saucer is typical of his work in style, palette and quality.