21 November 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,250
Estimate USD 1,200 - USD 1,800
TWO SEVRES SHELL-SHAPED DISHES (COMPOTIER COQUILLES)
ONE WITH BLUE INTERLACED L'S MARK ENCLOSING DATE LETTERS II FOR 1786, PAINTER'S LR MARK FOR ROGUIER; THE OTHER CIRCA 1793, LAVENDER PAINTER'S MARK FOR BUNEL AND GILDER'S MARK FOR VANDE
The first with pink cornflower sprigs within a gilt band, the border with a chain of blue flowering vine; the second painted allover with sprigs of blue cornflowers; both with rocaille shell handles and gilt dentil rims
9 in. (22.8 cm.) diameter, the second (2)
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Jean-Josèphine Roguier is recorded at Sèvres as a flower painter 1782-1793; his fellow painter Marie-Jeanne-Barbe Bunel also as specializing in flowers 1777-1816. Their colleague Pierre-Jean-Baptiste Vandé fils is recorded at Sèvres as a gilder and painter of flowers and patterns 1779-1824.
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