21 October 2005
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A PAIR OF SEVRES ORANGE TUBS (CAISSES CARREES, 2... GRANDEUR)
Feathery blue interlaced L's enclosing date letter K for 1763 to each, the painting attributed to Armand l'aîné
Each cube with a ball finial gilt with a star at each corner, each panel painted with two birds in 'conversation' in branches of a tree in a landscape vignette, the angles edged with blue-line-and-gilt-dash decoration
5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high (2)
J. Pierpont Morgan, no. P.M. 17..., in the collection prior to 1910.
The Estate of Mrs. Charles E. Dunlap; Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York, 3, 4, 6 December 1975, lot 260
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Comte Xavier de Chavagnac, Catalogue des Porcelaines Françaises de M. J. Pierpont Morgan, Paris, 1910, p. 114, no. 95, planche XXXVI.
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