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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 174

    A SEVRES TRIPOD MILK-JUG (POT A LAIT A TROIS PIEDS, 2EME GRANDEUR)

    BLUE INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING DATE LETTER I FOR 1761, PAINTER'S MARK FOR NOUALHIER L'AINE

    Price Realised  

    A SEVRES TRIPOD MILK-JUG (POT A LAIT A TROIS PIEDS, 2EME GRANDEUR)
    BLUE INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING DATE LETTER I FOR 1761, PAINTER'S MARK FOR NOUALHIER L'AINE
    Of baluster form and painted with loose bouquets, the looped branch handle and feet each with molded flower sprig terminals enriched in gilt, gilt dentil rim
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high


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    Jean-Baptiste Noualhier L'aîné is recorded at both Vincennes and at Sèvres as a flower painter 1753-1755 and again 1757-1766. His son, Jean-Baptiste-Etienne-Nicolas, followed in his footsteps and used a similar sprig as his mark. However, as he did not start his career until 1779, there can be no doubt that the mark on the present jug is that of the elder Nouhalier.

    Provenance

    Private Collection, Belgium.


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