• 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 145

    A SEVRES GREEN-GROUND RECTANGULAR TEA-CADDY (BOITE A THE)

    CIRCA 1757, INDISTINCT INCISED MARK

    Price Realised  

    A SEVRES GREEN-GROUND RECTANGULAR TEA-CADDY (BOITE A THE)
    CIRCA 1757, INDISTINCT INCISED MARK
    With fluted angles, the sides probably painted by Buteux with musical trophies tied with ribbons and garlands of flowers within gilt oval foliage cartouches, the shallow domed shoulder with radiating gilt-edged panels enclosing entwined gilt oak branches (minute footrim chip, minute wear to gilt footrim)
    2¾ in. (7 cm.) high


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    See the similar green-ground examples sold in these Rooms on 15 October 1990, lot 27 and 4 October 1982, lot 4.

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    Provenance

    Most probably acquired by James, 2nd Marquess of Abercorn (1811-1885), later created 1st Duke of Abercorn in 1868, and thence by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NOBLEMAN