19 October 2007
A SÈVRES VASE OF FLOWERS (SCEAU À LIQUEUR OVAL)
Blue interlaced L's enclosing date letter r for 1770, painter's marks for Pouillot and Théodore and incised jM to the cooler, the flowers predominently 18th century
The oval bottle cooler with acanthus scroll handles, painted with scattered bouquets and sprigs beneath a feuille-de-choux band and fitted with a modern two-tiered gilt metal mesh into which have been placed porcelain flowers on wrapped wire stems, gilt line rim
12¾ in. (32.3 cm.) wide overall
Prince Guy de Polignac (by tradition).
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Pouillot is recorded as a flower painter at Sèvres 1773-1779.
Pierre-Théodore Buteux, aka Théodore, is recorded as both a flower painter and a gilder 1765-1784.
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