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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 176

    A SEVRES LATER-DECORATED BEAU BLEU PLATE

    BEARING BLUE INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING DATE LETTERS CC FOR 1780, PAINTER'S MARK FOR CATRICE, AND INCISED 3I

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    A SEVRES LATER-DECORATED BEAU BLEU PLATE
    BEARING BLUE INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING DATE LETTERS cc FOR 1780, PAINTER'S MARK FOR CATRICE, AND INCISED 3I
    Painted with a bouquet of fruit and flowers, the border with three shaped panels each enclosing a spray of similar flowers reserved on the rich bright blue ground, gilt overall with seeded vermiculé
    9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) diameter


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    The present plate is similar in decoration to two bleu lapis services presented by Louis XV through the auspices of the Ministry for Foreign Affaires to the diplomats responsible for signing of the Treaty of Paris that brought a close to the Seven Years War. Differences in decoration and the discrepancy between the manufacturing date of 1780 paired with the painter's mark for Nicolas Catrice, a flower painter active 1757-1774, point to the fact that the present plate may have been decorated in the 19th century in the style of the two above-mentioned diplomatic gifts.

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