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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 366

    FOUR SEVRES PORCELAIN BLACK-GROUND CHINOISERIE OCTAGONAL SHALLOW BOWLS (COMPOTIERS OCTAGONES)

    1804-05, ALL WITH IRON-RED STENCILED IMPERIAL MARKS, IRON-RED STENCILED AND INCISED DATE CYPHERS OF AN ARROW-HEAD FOR REVOLUTIONARY YEAR XIII (23 SEPT 1804- 22 SEPT 1805)

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    FOUR SEVRES PORCELAIN BLACK-GROUND CHINOISERIE OCTAGONAL SHALLOW BOWLS (COMPOTIERS OCTAGONES)
    1804-05, ALL WITH IRON-RED STENCILED IMPERIAL MARKS, IRON-RED STENCILED AND INCISED DATE CYPHERS OF AN ARROW-HEAD FOR REVOLUTIONARY YEAR XIII (23 SEPT 1804- 22 SEPT 1805)
    Each decorated in chased gilt and platinum with a chinoiserie panel centering a trailing wreath of flowering vine, the blossoms edged in gilt in the manner of cloisonné enamel, the border decorated in gilt and platinum with continuous vignettes of chinoiserie figures at various pursuits
    9 7/8 in. (23.5 cm.) diameter


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    Provenance

    Purchased on behalf of the Portuguese Ambassador to Russia by the banker Perregaux, delivered 27 Messidor an XIII (15 July 1805) as part of a small service [AMNS, V2 1, 163r].
    Almost certainly a portion of the part service sold Christie's, London, 10 March 1826, lot 136 comprising 24 plates, 13 octagonal compotes, three ice pails (sceaux à glace).
    Gift of Lewis Einstein, 1962.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund


    Literature

    Selma Schwartz, “Chinoiserie decoration on blackground Sèvres porcelain”, Schwartz Porcelain - The Lacquer Craze and its Impact on European Porcelain, English translation, 2005, p. 104, p. 107- footnote 64.
    David Peters, Sèvres Plates and Services of the 18th Century, privately printed, 2005, vol. IV, no. 6.5.1791, p. 927.