25 November 2014
A SEVRES FLOWER-VASE (CUVETTE A FLEURS 'COURTEILLE', 3EME GRANDEUR)
1768, BLUE INTERLACED L MARK ENCLOSING DATE LETTER P, PAINTER'S MARK N FOR FRANCOIS-JOSEPH ALONCLE
Of bombé form on four C-scroll feet, painted with vignettes of exotic birds perched on branches in a landscape, within blue line and gilt dash borders between scrolling leaf handles enriched in blue and gilding (very minor wear to gilding)
22.8 cm. (9 in.) wide
The Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection; sale, Part I, Christie's, New York, 21-22 March 1991, lot 248.
With Robert Williams, Eastbourne, from whom it was acquired on 11 June 1991.
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Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1956, no. 480.
See lot 28 for a flower-vase of the same form in the second size, also painted by Aloncle in 1768 and perhaps once originally forming a garniture.
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