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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 192

    A SEVRES (HARD PASTE) LAVENDER-GROUND CUP AND SAUCER (GOBELET 'LITRON' ET SA SOUCOUPE, 3EME GRANDEUR)

    GILT CROWNED INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING DATE LETTERS FF FOR 1783, PAINTER'S AND GILDER'S MARKS FOR LA FRANCE AND SINSSON, THE CUP INCISED EL 1

    Price Realised  

    A SEVRES (HARD PASTE) LAVENDER-GROUND CUP AND SAUCER (GOBELET 'LITRON' ET SA SOUCOUPE, 3EME GRANDEUR)
    GILT CROWNED INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING DATE LETTERS ff FOR 1783, PAINTER'S AND GILDER'S MARKS FOR LA FRANCE AND SINSSON, THE CUP INCISED El 1
    The purple ground reserved and edged with a shaped border painted with baskets of flowers supported within scrolls and linked by a garland of similar flowers, roundels enclosing Chinoiserie landscapes reserved below alternate with the baskets and linked with berried swags crossing through a gilt flower below the baskets, the lower portion with a gilt-striated puce band further gilt with beading
    2 3/8 in. (6cm.) high, the cup; 4¾ in. (12 cm.) diameter, the saucer (2)


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    André-Joseph La France is recorded at Sèvres 1776-1803 and subsequently 1813-1825 as a painter specializing in flowers and also as a gilder. His colleague Nicolas Sinsson is recorded 1773-1775 as a painter specializing in flowers and in patterns.

    Provenance

    Private Collection, Belgium.