6 December 2004,
Price realised GBP 4,182
GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A SEVRES BLUE-GROUND COFFEE-CAN
CIRCA 1775, BLUE INTERLACED LS MARK, BLUE LG MARK FOR LE GUAY
Gilded with a continuous fantastic garden scene with trees, flowering shrubs, rocks, palms and fences, with two birds perched on scrolls enclosing two shaped diaper panels surmounted by shell fountains, another bird in flight above, above a gilt band at the footrim and below a shaped border of foliage scrolls edging panels of diaper and dot ornament and a gilt band rim, the ear-shaped handle with a gilt foliage thumpiece and pendant husks (very slight wear to gilt footrim, very slight surface scratches)
2 7/8 in. (7.4 cm.) high
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Étienne-Henry Le Guay (l'aîné, later père) was initially only a painter at Sèvres, but then occasionally gilded. He was active at Sèvres from 1748 to 1749, and from 1751 to 1796.
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