14 October 2020
A SEVRES PORCELAIN PART DESSERT SERVICE
CIRCA 1780, BLUE INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING DATE LETTER CC TO ALMOST ALL PIECES, VARIOUS PAINTER'S AND GILDER'S MARKS
The center with a bouquet of pink roses and blue cornflowers within a blue filet medallion entwined with foliate scrolls, the border alternate with pink roses and purple cornflowers between blue filets, the flowers separated by angled gilt vines, the whole between gilt scalloped bands, one edging the cavetto, the other the rim, comprising: a pair of ice-pails, covers and liners seaux à glace; four glass coolers; a monteith (seau crénelé); two salad bowls; two ice-cup stands (soucoupe à pied); two shell-shaped dishes (compotiers coquilles); two square dishes (compotiers carré); a circular dish (compotier rond); and fifty-four plates
11 in. (27.9 cm.) wide, overall, the monteith
From the service delivered to the marchand mercier M. Manoel Baptiste in the second half of 1780.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Monaco, 4 December 1988, lot 47 (part).
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D. Peters, Sevres Plates and Services of the 18th Century, Little Birkhamstead, 2005, vol. III, pp. 617-8, no. 80-6.
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