17 - 18 November 1999
A SEVRES COFFEE-CAN AND SAUCER (GOBELET 'LITRON' ET SOUCOUPE, 3EME GRANDEUR)
Blue interlaced L's enclosing date letter EE for 1782, painter's mark for Tandart, gilder's mark for Prvost, the cup incised 27 4, the saucer incised 4CA
Painted with concentric bands of a pink rose rinceaux reserved on a gilt seeded ground within gold bands, a wide band of blue cornflowers and a narrower band of pink zig-zagging ribbon reserved on a gilt seeded ground within gilt bands (2)
Collection d'un amateur franais; Sotheby's, Monaco, 3 March 1990, lot 156
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Jean-Baptiste Tandart, l'an, active at Vincennes and Svres as a painter of flowers, 1754-1800.
Henri-Martin Prvost, active at Svres as a gilder, 1757-1797.
In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru