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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 168

    A SEVRES RETICULATED CHEESE DISH AND STAND (FROMAGER ET PLATEAU, 2EME GRANDEUR)

    BLUE INTERLACED L'S MARK ENCLOSING F FOR 1758-1759, BLUE PAINTER'S MARK FOR TARDY, INCISED 4, RED ACCESSION NO. 17:1776 A & B

    Price Realised  

    A SEVRES RETICULATED CHEESE DISH AND STAND (FROMAGER ET PLATEAU, 2EME GRANDEUR)
    BLUE INTERLACED L'S MARK ENCLOSING F FOR 1758-1759, BLUE PAINTER'S MARK FOR TARDY, INCISED 4, RED ACCESSION NO. 17:1776 A & B
    The cheese dish pierced with foliate scrolls enriched in gilt and painted with flower sprays between blue and gilt-dash bands, flanked by bow handles and raised on three tapering square feet, the stand with everted sides and flat borders, the decoration en suite, gilt dentil rims
    9½ in. (24 cm.) diameter, the stand (2)


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    Claude-Antoine Tardy is recorded as a painter of flowers at Sèvres from 1757-1795, making this an early example of his work. Fromager were produced in two sizes and with two variations of feet - ball and tapering square. The present dish is an example of the smaller size. For an example of the larger size (with ball feet), see Christie's, New York, 5 May 1999, lot 10.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this lot is tax exempt.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITION FUND OF THE SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM