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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 89

    A ST. CLOUD SILVER-MOUNTED LIME-GREEN-GROUND MUSTARD-POT AND COVER

    CIRCA 1725, THE MOUNTS 18TH CENTURY

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    A ST. CLOUD SILVER-MOUNTED LIME-GREEN-GROUND MUSTARD-POT AND COVER
    CIRCA 1725, THE MOUNTS 18TH CENTURY
    Of tapering cylindrical form with a scroll handle and a conical peg finial, painted in emerald-green, yellow, brown and iron-red with three flowering branches below ribbed sections, the borders with demi- flowerheads issuing leafy tendrils, the hinged mount with a shell thumbpiece (glaze scratches to cover, minor flaking around mounts)
    3½ in. (9 cm.) high


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    For a closely related tobacco jar in the Museo Nazionale della Ceramica Duca di Martina, Naples, see Bertrand Rondot, ed., Discovering the Secrets of Soft-Paste Porcelain at the Saint-Cloud Manufactory ca. 1690-1766, The Bard Graduate Centre for Studies in Decorative Arts, New York, Exhibition Catalogue (1999), pl. 119. See also Linda H. Roth and Clare Le Corbeiller, French 18th-Century Porcelain at the Wadsworth Atheneum, the J. Pierpont Morgan Collection, Hartford, Catalogue (2000), pp. 26-29, cat. no. 8 for a silver-gilt-mounted ewer and basin in a similar palette. The authors discuss St. Cloud green-ground wares, 18th century records of similar wares in French inventories and the possible attribution of the decoration to a Dutch hand.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Literature

    Geneviève Le Duc, Porcelaine tendre de Chantilly au XVIIIe siècle (Paris, 1996) p. 310.