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    Sale 12455

    European Furniture & Works of Art

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 133

    TWO SEVRES (HARD PASTE) FOND AGATE TOPOGRAPHICAL PLATES FROM THE 'SERVICE DES PETITES VUES DE FRANCE'

    CIRCA 1844, BLUE STENCILLED FACTORY MARKS FOR 1844, PAINTER’S MARK FOR NICOLAS-ANTOINE LEBEL, UNIDENTIFIED GILDER’S Y., INCISED KILN DATES FOR 1838 AND 1837

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    TWO SEVRES (HARD PASTE) FOND AGATE TOPOGRAPHICAL PLATES FROM THE 'SERVICE DES PETITES VUES DE FRANCE'
    CIRCA 1844, BLUE STENCILLED FACTORY MARKS FOR 1844, PAINTER’S MARK FOR NICOLAS-ANTOINE LEBEL, UNIDENTIFIED GILDER’S Y., INCISED KILN DATES FOR 1838 AND 1837
    Each painted with a named landscape within a gilt Greek-key medallion, the grey-blue agate border gilt with anthemia between bead and laurel bands and with title of each scene, one 'L'ETANG DE VILLEDAVRAY.(SEINE-ET-OISE') the other 'CHÂTEAU DE CHANTILLY (OISE).'
    9 ½ in. (24.2 cm.) diameter


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    This dessert service, painted with views from all around the France, was ordered by King Louis Philippe for use at the Palais des Tuileries, and was produced between 1833 and 1852. The first delivery in 1833 comprised 133 pieces at a total cost of 18,160 francs. The majority of the landscapes were painted by Jean-Baptiste-Gabriel Langlacé, Nicolas-AntoineLebel and Jean-Charles Develly. For a detailed list of this first delivery, see Serge Grandjean et Marcelle Brunet, Les Grands Services de Sèvres, Exhibition Catalogue, Paris, 1951, p.51.

    A supplement of 115 plates was delivered to the Assemblée nationale on 11 December 1846. and a third addition to the service of 161 plates was delivered to Général Louis Eugène Cavaignac on 24 July 1848. A further 59 plates to complete the service were delivered to the Tuilleries Palace 31 January 1852.

    Four plates from this service were sold by Christie’s in Paris on 7 November 2012, lots 53-55.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of a Gentleman (lots 111, 119-121 and 133-141)