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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 165

    A VINCENNES MINIATURE LAPIS-GROUND CUP AND SAUCER (TASSE A TOILETTE ET SA SOUCOUPE)

    BOTH WITH BLUE INTERLACED L'S WITH DOTS AT THE INTERSECTIONS AND ENCLOSING DATE LETTER B FOR 1754-1755, PAINTER'S MARK FOR MUTEL AND INCISED 3, THE CUP ALSO INSCRIBED IN INK 2

    Price Realised  

    A VINCENNES MINIATURE LAPIS-GROUND CUP AND SAUCER (TASSE A TOILETTE ET SA SOUCOUPE)
    Both with blue interlaced L's with dots at the intersections and enclosing date letter B for 1754-1755, painter's mark for Mutel and incised 3, the cup also inscribed in ink 2
    Painted in colors with birds in flight reserved within delicate chased gilt cartouches of trailing grasses and flowering sprigs (2)


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    Mutel is recorded at Vincennes 1754-1759 and at Sèvres 1765-1767 and again 1771-1774 as a bird and landscape painter and as a painter of edgings.

    See Tamara Préaud, ed., Porcelaines de Vincennes, Les origines de Sèvres, Paris, 1997, p. 115, no. 318 for a cup and saucer of the same form and date, similarly incised on the saucer but painted with flowers instead of birds, from the Grandjean Collection and now in that of the musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris.

    Provenance

    Private Collection, Belgium.