A PORCELAIN MOUNTED ORMOLU ENCRIER
A PORCELAIN MOUNTED ORMOLU ENCRIER

EARLY 19TH CENTURY FOR THE ENGLISH MARKET, AFTER THE MODEL BY SIMON-PHILIPPE POIRIER, MOST OF THE PORCELAIN PROBABLY SEVRES, 18TH CENTURY AND REUSED

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A PORCELAIN MOUNTED ORMOLU ENCRIER
EARLY 19TH CENTURY FOR THE ENGLISH MARKET, AFTER THE MODEL BY SIMON-PHILIPPE POIRIER, MOST OF THE PORCELAIN PROBABLY SEVRES, 18TH CENTURY AND REUSED
With two leaf cast and pierced covered glass lined ink-wells and two recesses, the panels of floral bouquets with gild borders within a blue ground, the central plaque to the front probably a 19th century replacement
3 ¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high; 11 ¾ in. (29.9 cm.) wide; 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) deep
Provenance
Possibly purchased from Charles Annoot, 16 Old Bond St., March 1862 ‘a fine Louis XVI inkstand’ (£55) by Sir Henry Hope Edwardes, Bt., Wootton Hall, Derbyshire, and by descent to
Lt. Col. Herbert James Hope-Edwardes, Netley Hall, Shropshire, and by descent to
Lady More (née Hope-Edwardes, formerly, Coldwell) at Netley Hall, and subsequently Linley Hall, Shropshire, and by descent.
Literature
T. Cox, Inventory of the contents of Netley Hall, Shropshire, 1917, p. 4 (drawing room) ‘A Louis XVI oblong inkstand, of chased ormolu and Sevres porcelain plaques, painted with turquoise and gold borders’.

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Lot Essay

The present lot is closely related to an encrier in the Wallace Collection, London (P. Hughes, The Wallace Collection, Catalogue of Furniture, vol. II, London, 1996, p. 1044, fig 205 (F286)) and to an inkstand in the Rothschild collection at Waddesdon Manor, supplied by Simon-Philippe Poirier to Madame du Barry for the Galerie de Louveciennes.
A further example of this model, mounted with apple-green sevres porcelain bordered panels was sold, Sotheby's, London, 8 July 2008, lot 53 (£43,250).
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