22 May 2008
Jean-Guillaume Moitte (Paris 1746-1810)
Design for a tazza with an elaborate frieze of cornucopiae
black lead, pen and grey ink, grey wash, watermark Van der Ley
9 7/8 x 20 3/8 in. (25 x 51.7 cm.)
Henri Auguste, until 1810.
J.B.C. Odiot, his stamp and number '358'.
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