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AN ASSEMBLED ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES BLEU NOUVEAU AND BISCUIT PORCELAIN CENTERPIECE (LE BOUQUET DE LA DAUPHINE)
AN ASSEMBLED ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES BLEU NOUVEAU AND BISCUIT PORCELAIN CENTERPIECE (LE BOUQUET DE LA DAUPHINE)

THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1762-1775, THE BISCUIT FIGURES INCISED JB FOR BACHELIER, AFTER THE MODELS BY FALCONET; THE FLOWERS LATER; THE ORMOLU 19TH CENTURY AND PROBABLY SAMSON

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AN ASSEMBLED ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES BLEU NOUVEAU AND BISCUIT PORCELAIN CENTERPIECE (LE BOUQUET DE LA DAUPHINE)
THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1762-1775, THE BISCUIT FIGURES INCISED JB FOR BACHELIER, AFTER THE MODELS BY FALCONET; THE FLOWERS LATER; THE ORMOLU 19TH CENTURY AND PROBABLY SAMSON
Comprising a Sèvres bleu nouveau pot-pourri feuilles de mirte painted after van Falens with a boy and his horse returning from a hunt, a bouquet to the reverse, an ormolu collar at its rim supporting pendant scroll handles, porcelain flowers on töle peinte stems issuing from the vase, flanked by two Sèvres biscuit groups, la Danse d'opéra and la Danse italienne, on a Louis XV style ormolu rocaille base
27½ in. (69.8 cm.) high (3)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 6 June 1989, lot 95 (the vase).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 5 July 2004, lot 98 (the vase).
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 15 June 1993, lot 254 (the biscuit groups).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 21 January 1992, lot 128 (the ormolu base and floral bouquet).

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This assembly is a recreation of the 1748 Bouquet de la Dauphine, made by Marie-Josèphe for her father, Augustus III of Poland, to impress upon him the skill of the Vincennes manufactory (verus that of Meissen). The composition is thought to be by Orry de Fulvy, the founder of the Vincennes factory himself. For an illustration of this original, now in the collection of the Zwinger, Dresden, see S. Eriksen and G. de Bellaigue, Sèvres Porcelain, London, 1987, pp. 190-191.

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