13 - 14 June 2002
A Vincennes bleu lapis-ground quatrefoil sauce-tureen, cover and stand
Circa 1753, tureen and stand with blue interlaced L marks enclosing a dot, and painter's mark for Xhrouet, incised I to tureen
Each piece painted in colours with two birds in flight, one, on the stand, with a branch in it's beak, within richly-gilt shaped-oval trellis, trailing flower and scrolling foliage cartouches, within gilt dentil rims, the cover with entwined double gilt-enriched branch handle (some very minor scratching and minute wear to the gilding of one foliage garland to the stand)
The stand 10¼ in. (26 cm.) wide
John Alexander, 4th Marquess of Bath (1831-1896), Longleat, Wiltshire and by descent at Longleat.
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1869 Inventory, 'An Oval Sevres Tureen Cover and stand bleu de Vincennes with birds in medallions'.
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