19 October 2007
A PAIR OF SÈVRES GILT BLEU NOUVEAU RETICULATED BASKETS
The porcelain 1819-1821, the decoration 1822 and 1862, one with green painted ground color date of 6 August 1819 and blue stencilled interlaced L's and fleur-de-lys mark for 1822, incised BS; the other with green painted ground color date of 12 March 1821, and iron-red printed Napoleon III gilding mark for 1862, traces of a gilder's mark, incised ch
Each pierced and molded as a lashed flaring cylindrical basket, the mid-section gilt with vermiculé between bands of trailing stylized ivy, all on a dark blue ground
7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high; and 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high (2)
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See anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 20 April 2005, lot 300 for a Sèvres basket of similar form made in 1811 for the Service à marly d'or.
Please note: Given the discrepancy in date and the variation in the scale of the ivy and vermiculé band, the present baskets should be described as 'TWO' and not as a pair.
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