21 October 2005
A SEVRES DESSERT PLATE
Blue interlaced L'e enclosing date letters KK for 1787, painter's mark for Commelin, gilder's mark for Chauvaux
The center with a bouquet of pink roses and cornflowers, the border with a scalloped band reserved on a blue enamel ground gilt with laurel, the reserve with berried vine entwined around two puce lines and centering single ping roses, scalloped gilt line rim
8¼ in. (21 cm.) diameter
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Michel-Gabriel Commelin is recorded at Sèvres as a flower painter 1768-1802.
Michel-Barnabé Chauvaux père is recorded at Sèvres as a gilder 1752-1788.
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