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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 166

    A VINCENNES BLEU LAPIS PART SOLITAIRE (DEJEUNER 'HEBERT')

    BLUE INTERLACED L'S WITH DOTS ABOVE, BELOW AND AT THE SIDES ENCLOSING DATE LETTER A FOR 1753-1754 AND PAINTER'S MARK FOR MUTEL TO EACH, VARIOUS INCISED MARKS, THE SAUCER AN 18TH CENTURY REPLACEMENT

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    A VINCENNES BLEU LAPIS PART SOLITAIRE (DEJEUNER 'HEBERT')
    BLUE INTERLACED L'S WITH DOTS ABOVE, BELOW AND AT THE SIDES ENCLOSING DATE LETTER A FOR 1753-1754 AND PAINTER'S MARK FOR MUTEL TO EACH, VARIOUS INCISED MARKS, THE SAUCER AN 18TH CENTURY REPLACEMENT
    Painted after Boucher in camaïeu rose with putti emblematic of Love in landscapes, with trophies of Love, and with birds in flight reserved on the deep blue ground within gilt ciselé cartouches of grasses and flowers, comprising:
    A quatrefoil tray (plateau 'Hebert'), 11 1/8 in. (28.4 cm.) long
    A milk-jug and cover (pot à lait 'Herbert' et sa couvercle), 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high
    A cup & a saucer (gobelet 'Hebert' et une soucoupe), 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high, the cup; 5 3/8 in. (13.3 cm.) diameter, the saucer (5)


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    The monochrome puce painting after Boucher and the quality of the gilding are particularly fine and typical of Vincennes production at this time. The painter, Mutel, worked sporadically at both Vincennes and Sèvres, specializing in birds, landscapes, and later edgings. He is specifically recorded 1754-1759, 1765-1767 and again 1771-1774.

    The present small service for one is lacking its teapot and sugar-bowl, both of which will have had covers. The sugar-bowl was with Adrian Sassoon prior to the purchase of the present pieces a few years ago. The whereabouts of the teapot is unknown.

    Provenance

    Viscountess Whitelaw, Cumbria.
    With Adrian Sassoon, London, 2002.