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21 May 1997
TWO SÈVRES (HARD PASTE) FOND POUPRE TOPOGRAPHICAL PLATES
Iron-red stencilled marks with date codes for 1807 and 1804/1805, the first attributed to Swèbach and inscribed No. 11, the second by Swèbach, with gilder's D. and inscribed No. 54, various incised marks
En suite with the previous lots, painted with landscapes and fables of 'Vue près des grottes de san Pantarica. Les voleurs et l'Ane.' and 'Vüe des restes d'un temple de Castor et Pollux à agrigente. l'Enfouisseur.', named in black on the undersides
9¼in. (23.5cm.) diam. (2)
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The payment ledger at Sèvres for April 1806 (Vj'13 p. 69) lists plate No. 54 by title as having been painted by Swèbach.
See Saint Non, op. cit., Tome IV, plate 91 for the engraving on which this plate is based.
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