9 October 2013
A SEVRES (HARD PASTE) PORCELAIN LOBED CIRCULAR TUREEN AND COVER (POT 'A OILLE ET SON COUVERCLE')
BLUE CROWNED INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING DATE LETTER U FOR 1773, PAINTER'S MARK FOR PITHOU L'AINE AND GILDER'S MARK FOR VINCENT
Of bombé form, supported on four scroll feet extending into overlapping branches as bracket handles, the finial formed as artichokes and an onion, painted with bouquets of garden flowers within gilt scroll cartouches beneath a border of Vitruvian scrolls
11¾ in. (30 cm.) wide (2)
Comte d'Escases, one of two delivered 26 December 1773, described as 2 pots à oille et plateaux peint part Pithou Riche en or' at 600 livres each.
The Flahaut Collection; Christie's, London, 12 June 1995, lot 546.
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Pierre-Nicolas Pithou l'aîné is recorded as a painter of figures and probably flowers at the factory from 1760-90.
Henry-François Vincent le jeune is recorded as a gilder at the factory from 1753 to 1800.
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