21 October 2005
PROPERTY FROM THE VALENTINE COLLECTION
A SEVRES BOURDALOUE (POT DE CHAMBRE OVALE)
Blue interlaced L's enclosing date letters DD for 1781, painter's mark for Massy, gilder's mark for Prévost, incised a3O
Of typical shaped oval form with loop handle, painted along each side with a loose bouquet reserved on the green ground within a gilt band chased with diagonal stripes and issuing sprays of flowers, gilt dentil rim
9 in. (22.8 cm.) long overall
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Pierre Massy is recorded at Sèvres as a painter specializing in flowers and birds 1779-1802.
Henri-Martin Prévost is recorded at Sèvres as a gilder 1757-1797.
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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