21 October 2005
PROPERTY FROM THE VALENTINE COLLECTION
A SEVRES BLEU NOUVEAU RETICULATED SQUARE CUP TRAY (PLATEAU CARRE AJOURE)
Blue interlaced L's enclosing date letter r for 1770, painter's mark for Théodore, gilder's mark for Le Guay
The center with a loose bouquet, the blue border edged with a gilt band and further gilt with entwined myrtle, the sides reticulated as Vitruvian scroll and harebells
4 5/8 in. (11.2 cm.) square
with S.J. Phillips, Ltd., London (as 1755).
with John Whitehead and Adrian Sassoon, London.
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Pierre-Théodore Buteux (aka Théodore) is recorded at Sèvres as a flower painter and gilder 1765-1784. His colleague Etienne-Henry Le Guay l'aîné is recorded at Vincennes and Sèvres initially as a painter and then as a gilder 1748-1749 and 1751-1796.
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Offered on 6 December in London, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England