14 June 2006
A PAIR OF SEVRES TURQUOISE-GROUND BOTTLE COOLERS (SCEAUX A BOUTEILLES)
THE PORCELAIN WITH DATE LETTER F FOR 1758 AND INCISED MARKS, ELEMENTS OF THE DECORATION LATER
Each painted with bouquets within shaped rectangular raised gilt floral cartouches, between blue-line and gilt-dash borders, rim chip to one
5 in. (12.6 cm.) high (2)
Displayed in the Bedroom of the Private Apartment of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon at Kensington Palace.
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The new Sèvres factory had only been in production for six years when these bottle coolers were made, having moved closer to the Palace of Versailles from Vincennes by request of Louis XV.
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