17 - 18 November 1999
A PAIR OF SEVRES BLEU LAPIS TWO-HANDLED DOUBLE-LIPPED SAUCEBOATS (SAUCIERE 'A DEUX BECS')
Blue interlaced L's enclosing date letter M for 1765, painted by Armand l'an, incised lM
Painted with shaped panels of exotic birds in landscape vignettes reserved on the rich dark blue ground within gilt rocaille cartouches issuing flowers and with seeded panels
9in. (22.9cm.) wide (2)
With Christophe Perls, Paris
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Cf. Marcelle Brunet and Tamara Praud, Svres, Des origines nos jours, Paris, 1978, no. 113.
Louis-Denis Armand, l'an, is recorded at Vincennes and Svres as a painter of birds, animals, landscapes and figures, 1745-1788.
As confirmed by the identical gilding pattern of the cartouches, these sauceboats and the jam pots on fixed stands in lot 214, all painted with birds by Armand l'aine are from the same service.
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Offered on 6 December in London, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England