8 July 2002
A Sevres chamber-pot (pot de chambre rond)
1776, purple interlaced L's enclosing y., painter's mark 9. for Buteux, incised O
The loop handle gilt with husks and dot ornament and edged in gilding, painted with scattered bouquets between blue line and gilt dash rims, the top rim gilt
8¼ in. (21 cm.) wide overall
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Charles Nicolas Buteux painter and gilder at Sèvres 1763-1801.
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