21 October 2005
A SEVRES PALE-BLUE GROUND TEAPOT AND COVER (THEIERE 'CALABRE', 2... GRANDEUR)
Blue interlaced L's enclosing date letters ff for 1783, painter's mark for Cornailles, gilder's mark for Prevost, incised 15
Decorated in two registers separated by a garland of berried myrtle found also on the cover, the shoulder with shaped panels of roses alternate with others of multicolor flowers reserved within elaborate foliate cartouches, the lower portion gilt with floral swags suspended from dots
4 7/8 in. (12 cm.) high (2)
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