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A SEVRES PINK-GROUND TWO-HANDLED CUP, COVER AND STAND (GOBELET 'A LAIT' ET SOUCOUPE, 2EME GRANDEUR)
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A SEVRES PINK-GROUND TWO-HANDLED CUP, COVER AND STAND (GOBELET 'A LAIT' ET SOUCOUPE, 2EME GRANDEUR)

CIRCA 1765, BLUE INTERLACED L MARKS ENCLOSING DATE LETTER M, PAINTER'S N MARK FOR FRANCOIS-JOSEPH ALONCLE, CUP INCISED F, DOUBLE CIRCLE AND I

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A SEVRES PINK-GROUND TWO-HANDLED CUP, COVER AND STAND (GOBELET 'A LAIT' ET SOUCOUPE, 2EME GRANDEUR)
CIRCA 1765, BLUE INTERLACED L MARKS ENCLOSING DATE LETTER M, PAINTER'S N MARK FOR FRANCOIS-JOSEPH ALONCLE, CUP INCISED F, DOUBLE CIRCLE AND I
Each piece painted with vignettes of exotic birds in landscapes within gilt-edged circular or kidney-shaped cartouches, against a pink, blue and gilt oeil-de-pedrix ground, the domed cover with a carnation finial, within gilt dentil rims (minor chips to finial, light scratching to stand, very slight wear to gilding)
5 in. (12.6 cm.) high
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Lot Essay

See the footnote to the preceding lot for information about this form of cup and its uses. François-Joseph Aloncle was a painter of birds, animals and landscapes at Sèvres from 1758 to 1781.

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