21 October 2005
SIX SEVRES JUICE POTS AND COVERS (POTS A JUS ET SES COUVERCLES) AND A STAND (SOUCOUPE A PIED)
Blue interlaced L's mark to each, date letters CC for 1780 to the pots, date letter H for 1760 and an unidentified painter's mark of an H to the stand
Each cup of slightly baluster form with loop handle, the domed cover with gilt berry finial, painted in colors with loose bouquets and scattered flower sprays beneath a blue feathered band, gilt line rim; the scalloped footed tray similarly painted
9 in. (22.9 cm.) diameter, the stand (13)
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The mark of a capital H on the present stand that of a flower painter. It is found on pieces dated 1753-1761, 1763 and 1764. See David Peters, Decorator and Date Marks on C18th Vincennes and Sèvres Porcelain, privately printed, 1997, p. 82.
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