21 October 2005
A PAIR OF SEVRES ICE PAILS, COVERS AND LINERS (SCEAUX A GLACE)
Blue interlaced L's enclosing date letters BB for 1779 and painter's mark for Levé to both
Each of cylindrical form with bracket handles, the cover with deep gallery and paired foliate scrolls forming a loop handle, painted with scattered sprays and flowers beneath blue-line-and-gilt-dash and gilt dentil rims, the cover rims also with blue feathering
7 5/8 in. (19.7 cm.) wide; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) wide overall (6)
The Estate of Grace F. May, Bryn Mawr, PA; Christie's, New York, 26 April 1994, lot 91
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Denis Levé is recorded at Sèvres as a flower painter 1754-1793 and 1795-1805.
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