5 July 2004
A Sevres bleu-celeste two-handled ecuelle, cover and stand (Ecuelle et plateau Nouvelle Forme)
1777, BLUE INTERLACED LS ENCLOSING DATE LETTER Z, PAINTER'S MARKS FOR NIQUET, LE GUAY AND AN UNATTRIBUTED a MARK
The écuelle with gilt-edged white scrolling foliage handles, painted on each side with baskets of pink roses suspended from blue ribbons within elongated oval gilt ciselé cartouches with branches of gilt oak leaves below and joined at the sides by pendant gilt garlands of roses, the ogee domed cover similarly decorated about a gilt pomegranate finial, the circular stand with pierced gilt-edged white foliage handles and similarly decorated about a central circular gilt garland of berried laurel enclosing a gilt bouquet, gilt band rims (écuelle cracked from rim through centre with two minute associated losses, areas of slight wear to rim, finial with two minute chips, further areas of minute wear)
The stand 9½ in (24.1 cm.) wide
Donald Carrie Collection.
Anon., sale Sotheby's London, 12th June 1984, lot 184.
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Niquet was a painter of flowers and patterns at Sèvres from 1764 to 1792. Étienne-Henry Le Guay was a painter and occasionally a gilder at Sèvres from 1748 to 1749 and 1751 to 1796.
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