17 - 18 November 1999
A SEVRES BLEU NOUVEAU COFFEE CAN AND SAUCER (GOBELET 'LITRON' ET SOUCOUPE, 4EME GRANDEUR)
Blue interlaced L's enclosing date letter Z for 1777, painter's mark for Lev, gilder's mark for Chauvaux
Painted with a panel of flowers and berried vine forming stars reserved within a gilt band on the bleu nouveau ground, further gilt with 'cracked ice' and with a band of entwined laurel within further beaded bands, gilt dental rim (2)
Collection d'un amateur franais; Sotheby's, Monaco, 3 March 1990, lot 164
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Denis Lev, active at Vincennes and Svres as a painter of flowers, patterns, and birds, 1754-1793, 1795-1805.
Michel-Barnab Chauvaux, active at Vincennes and Svres as a gilder, 1752-1788.
Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
Offered in May, a 1916 canvas that was included in every major survey of Malevich’s Suprematist works during his lifetime, and which revolutionised modern art