9 July 2001
Two Sevres plates
Circa 1795, blue and puce script Sevres marks, the first with RF monogram and painter's mark Sc for Binet and the second flanked by X and y for Bouillat, the first incised cl and inverted A, the second incised 77
The first with trailing flowers including roses and chrysanthemum within a blue and gilt circular cartouche within a border of similar meandering flowers between gilt bands and a blue band border gilt with foliage (two small rim chips, some rubbing to gilding); the second with a ribbon-tied bouquet of pink roses within a broad blue border gilt with grasses and tendrils (some slight mis-firing to ground colour, minor wear to gilding)
9¾ in. (25 cm.) and 9½ in. (24 cm.) diam. (2)
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Sophie Binet, active at Sèvres 1779-98.
For an example similar to the second plate, see the example from the Flahaut Collection sold in these Rooms on 12th June 1995, lot 556.
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