5 July 2004
A Sevres bleu nouveau teapot and cover (Theiere Calabre)
1763, BLUE INTERLACED LS ENCLOSING DATE LETTER K, PAINTER'S MARK FOR ALONCLE
The white spout and ear-shaped handle gilt with lines and pendant husks, the blue-ground oviform body painted with two large landscape vignettes with birds including a duck by a river, within oval gilt scroll and foliage cartouches flanked by flowers, the foliage below enclosing shaped panels of gilt oeil de pedrix and seeded ornament, the domed cover with a continuous gilt garland about a gilt flower finial, gilt dentil rims (minute chip to tip of spout, minute wear to gilding of finial, upper rim and rim of spout)
4¾ in. (12 cm.) high
Anon., sale Sotheby's London, 6th June 1989, lot 98.
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François-Joseph Aloncle was a painter of birds, animals and landscapes at Sèvres from 1758 to 1781.
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