21 October 2005
A SEVRES MILK-JUG (POT A LAIT) AND SAUCEBOAT STAND (PLATEAU 'LOSANGE')
The jug with blue interlaced L's, date letters LL for 1788 at the left, painter's mark for Mme Bouvet at the right, gilder's mark for Prévost below; the stand of similar date, faint blue interlaced L's
The jug of helmet shape with upright loop handle, painted with three gilt-edged blue feuille-de-choux panels enclosing loose bouquets, similar flower sprays below, the rim feathered with gilt feuille-de-choux between the three panels, the gilt line rim extending to edge the handle; the attenuated stand with similar bouquets within a blue-line and gilt dash band and further gilt dentil rim
5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high 6 in. (15.3 cm.) wide, the jug; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) long, the stand (2)
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Madeleine Philippine Bouvet is recorded at Sèvres as a flower painter 1786-1790. Her mark is similar to that of Etienne-Jean Chabry fils recorded 1764-1787.
Henri-Martin Prévost is recorded as a gilder 1757-1797.
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