18 May 1999
A Sevres green-ground oviform teapot and cover (theiere Calabre)
1763, blue interlaced L mark enclosing K, painter's mark N for Aloncle, incised q
Painted with exotic birds perched on a branch and between two trees before grasses and foliage within gilt scroll and foliage cartouches, the spout with a bird in flight and the cover with carnation finial (part of end of spout lacking)
5 in. (14 cm.) high
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Franois-Joseph Aloncle painter at Svres 1758-81.
See Rosalind Savill, The Wallace Collection Catalogue of Svres Porcelain (1988), vol. II, p. 580, C379 for a similar example of the same date.
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