• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 147

    A SEVRES GREEN-GROUND FLOWER-VASE (CUVETTE A FLEURS COURTEILLE)

    1763, BLUE INTERLACED LS MARK ENCLOSING DATE LETTER K, PAINTER'S MARK M FOR MORIN

    Price Realised  

    A SEVRES GREEN-GROUND FLOWER-VASE (CUVETTE A FLEURS COURTEILLE)
    1763, BLUE INTERLACED LS MARK ENCLOSING DATE LETTER K, PAINTER'S MARK M FOR MORIN
    Of bombé shaped-oval form, the front painted with figures of revellers after Teniers around a table of food and drink in a rustic landscape, within an oval gilt tooled cartouche enclosed by gilt elongated C-scrolls, flanked by narrow fluted panels with pendant ribbon-tied floral garlands terminating below in C-scroll feet, the ends with up-turned scrolling acanthus handles, the reverse painted with a loose bouquet of flowers within a concentric double gilt line cartouche (very slight scratching to enamels and flaking to gilding, one foot at reverse with very minor chip to underside)
    9¾ in. (24.6 cm.) wide


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    See the similar pair illustrated by Rosalind Savill, The Wallace Collection, Catalogue of Sèvres Porcelain (London, 1988), Vol. I, cat. no. C208-209, pp. 46-48. The scene is also similar to one on a vase hollandois of 1764 in the Royal Collection, see Geoffrey de Bellaigue, French Porcelain in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen (London, 2009), Vol. I, pp. 154-155.

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    Provenance

    The Rt. Hon. Lord Rothschild, G.M., F.R.S.; Christie's, London, 16 March 1970, lot 47.


    Literature

    Geoffrey de Bellaigue, French Porcelain in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen (London, 2009), Vol. I, pp. 154-155.