21 October 2005
A PAIR OF SEVRES HALF BOTTLE COOLERS (SCEAUX A TOPETTE)
Circa 1766, blue interlaced L's enclosing date letter N for 1766 and painter's mark for 'Francisque' Philippine to one, blue interlaced L's and painter's mark for Levé to the other
Each of cylindrical form with rounded lower portion on short foot, with shell scroll bracket handles, painted with scattered loose bouquets, the molded rim with paired blue lines and gilt foliate dash
5½ in. (17.8 cm.) high; 7 in. (13 cm.) diameter (2)
The Earl of Roseberry, Mentmore, Sotheby's, London, 24 May 1977, lot 2063 (part)
Sold to a Private Collector, Monterrey, CA
By descent to his son
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