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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 122

    A SEVRES (HARD PASTE) TETE-A-TETE

    1773, PURPLE AND IRON-RED CROWNED INTERLACED L'S TO SOME PIECES, DATE LETTER U, VARIOUS PAINTER'S MARKS INCLUDING CHAPPUIS LE JEUNE, FALLOT, L'ECOT AND THEVENET FILS

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    A SEVRES (HARD PASTE) TETE-A-TETE
    1773, PURPLE AND IRON-RED CROWNED INTERLACED L'S TO SOME PIECES, DATE LETTER U, VARIOUS PAINTER'S MARKS INCLUDING CHAPPUIS LE JEUNE, FALLOT, L'ECOT AND THEVENET FILS
    Painted with figures and couples at various pursuits, within gilt cartouches below gilt lines entwined with berried laurels, the plain border with swags of flowers, comprising:
    A two-handled quatrefoil tray (plateau á baguettes)
    An oviform teapot and cover (théière 'Calabre')
    An ogee-sided sugar-bowl and cover (pot á sucre Herbert)
    A milk-jug (pot á lait á trois pieds)
    Two cylindrical cups and saucers
    (the tray with minute chipping to handles, the teapot with a minute shallow footrim chip, one cup with two small chips to footrim, some minor wear to gilding)
    The tray 15 5/8 in. (40.3 cm.) wide


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    Jacques-François Chappuis le jeune (both saucers bear his marks) was a painter of flowers at Sèvres from 1772 to 1777, and was one of four members of the Chappuis dynasty of répareur and decorators at the factory in the 18th century.
    Fallot (the teapot bears his mark) was a ground colour worker, a painter of birds and patterns, a gilder, burnisher and enameller at Sèvres from 1764 to 1790, and was noted for his broad repertoire of innovative decorative techniques on both hard paste and soft paste services and ornamental forms.
    Louis-François L'Ecot (both saucers marked with LL) was a painter of chinoiseries, arabesques and butterflies and a gilder at Sèvres from 1761 to 1764 and from 1772 to 1800 who, on his return to the factory in 1772, is first recorded as a painter, and then from May 1773 as a gilder in the hard paste workshop.
    Jean-Baptiste Thévenet fils (the milk-jug bears his mark) was a painter of flowers at Sèvres from 1752 to 1759 and from 1773 to 1774. He was the son of Louis-Jean, a respected painter of flowers and patterns at Vincennes and Sèvres.

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