30 September 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN LADY
A Sevres (Second Empire) ormolu-mounted pale-pink-ground pate-sur-pate vase and cover
Signed A. D., Iron red crowned N/Doré à Sèvres mark and year number 68, 1868-9
The domed cover with crown finial, the tapering body finely decorated with white swans and lambrequins, above a tri-form base with scrolling feet; together with a framed delivery invoice inscribed MANUFACTURE IMPERIALE DE SEVRES Sèvres le 5 Aout 1869/Délivré à Sa Majesté l'Impératrice au Palais des Tuileries, 1 Vase à bas relief Boizot, fond d'émail, décor en or et arabesques en pâte blanche, 930
15¾ in. (39.5 cm.) high (2)
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The signature AD is possibly for Albert Dammouse.
It is interesting to note that the invoice relates to a Vase à bas relief Boizot. Boizot (1743-1809), who had studied sculpture under Slodtz in Rome, was the chief sculptor at Sèvres from 1773-1800.
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