• The Collection of a Lady - Mag auction at Christies

    Sale 7827

    The Collection of a Lady - Magnificent French Furniture, Savonnerie, Sèvres Porcelain, Silver and Chinese Works of Art

    10 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 509

    A SEVRES GREEN AND PINK-GROUND BOWL (JATTE HERBERT)

    1760, BLUE INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING DATE LETTER H

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    A SEVRES GREEN AND PINK-GROUND BOWL (JATTE HERBERT)
    1760, BLUE INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING DATE LETTER H
    Probably painted by Armand l'aîné with three vignettes of birds before trees in a landscape, within gilt oval cartouches, on a green-ground reserved with pink-ground lobed scrolls edged with gilt scrolling foliage, below a gilt dentil rim, slight wear to rim, some scratches
    6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam.


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    Related wares in the J. Pierpont Morgan Collection are illustrated and discussed in Linda H. Roth and Clare Le Corbeiller, French Eighteenth-Century Porcelain at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Wadsworth, 2000, pp. 184-190, cat. nos. 86-8; the present bowl may have originally formed part of the service in the Collection (cat. no. 87).

    See also Adrian Sassoon, Vincennes and Sèvres Porcelain, Catalogue of the Collections, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, 1991, pp. 39-41, cat. no. 8. Both publications discuss the production of wares from 1759-61 - described in factory records with 'rose et verd' grounds - with particular reference to a sale conducted at Versailles in December 1760 at which Louis XV purchased a grand déjeuner Hebert and another déjeuner bought by the marchand-mercier Dulac in the Spring of 1761. Other similar wares are listed by Linda Roth and Clare Le Corbeiller, ibid., pp. 187-188, and another cup and saucer similar was sold at Christie's, New York, 18 October 2002, lot 404.

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    Provenance

    The Hon. Jack Michelham, sold Sotheby's London, 8 November 1966, lot 580 (£580 to The Antique Porcelain Company).
    Acquired from The Antique Porcelain Company, New York, 21 November 1966.