17 - 18 November 1999
A PAIR OF SEVRES BLEU NOUVEAU JAMPOTS ON FIXED STANDS (DEUX POTS A CONFITURE ET PLAT OVALE)
Blue interlaced L's enclosing date letter M for 1765 and painter's mark for Aloncle, incised jf to one, blue interlaed L's above painter's mark for Morin to the other
Each with two oviform jampots and flat covers with spire filials fixed to the shaped oval stand, the pots painted with two panels of exotic birds in landscapes reserved on the dark blue ground within elaborate rocaille cartouches, the covers and stands with trailing flower leaves reserved within similar circular cartouches, the oval stand and cover enriched in gilt, the covers with gilt dental rim
9in. (24.8cm.) wide, the stands (2)
With Christophe Perls, Paris
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Franois-Joseph Aloncle, active at Svres as a painter of birds, animals and landscapes, 1758-1781.
Jean-Louis Morin, active at Vincennes and Svres as a painter of figures, birds, flowers, dock and military scenes, 1754-1787.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately