447
447
A set of four Sèvres soft-paste porcelain plates, 18th century dated 1774 and 1775
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 EUR
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447
A set of four Sèvres soft-paste porcelain plates, 18th century dated 1774 and 1775
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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Une Dynastie Américaine en Europe - Collections Eleanor Post Close & Antal Post de Bekessy

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A set of four Sèvres soft-paste porcelain plates, 18th century dated 1774 and 1775
with a polychrome ornementation of fruits and flower bouquets at the center, and three flowers bouquets surrounded by golden palms and floral garlands on the rim, on a pink background, marked with the interlaced letters LL the letter V standing for 1774, the mark of the painter Antoine-Joseph Chappuis and the gilders François Barré and François Baudouin on one, the interlaced letters LL the letter X standing for 1775, the marks of the painter Charles Louis Méreaud and the gilders François Barré and François Baudouin on the second plate, the interlaced letters LL , the letter X standing for 1775, the marks of the painter  Bertrand and the gilders François Barré and François Baudouin on the third plate, the interlaced letters LL, without letter as a date, the marks of the painter Taillandier and the gilder Baudouin on the fourth plate, and DR standing for François Drand in purple, probably for the background 
Quantity: 4
Diam. 24,5 cm. ; Diam. 9 1/2 in.
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Catalogue Note

These four plates most likely were part of a service with a pink ground purchased during the first half of the year 1774 by Jacques Dumoulin, jeweler in Paris. The service, comprising 36 plates, was still complete in 1860 when it was presented at auction (Christie's London, 10 May 1860, lot 122). It was then divided during the 20th century. The Hillwood Museum in Washington D.C. houses six ice cups and two triple compartment salt cellars (Liana Parades Arend, Sèvres Porcelain at Hillwood, 1998, pp.13 and 42, figs 5 and 21), two plates are present in the collections of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg (Nina Birioukova, La porcelaine de Sèvres au XVIIIe siècle [18th century Sèvres porcelain]  catalogue of the Hermitage Museum collections, pp. 255-256, no. 1087 and 1088), four plates are also kept at the Huntington Art Gallery (J. Weaver, French Art of the Eighteenth Century at the Huntington, 2008, pp. 262-265, no. 106).

For further discussion of this service see David Peters¸ Sèvres Plates and Services of the 18th century, 2015, vol. III, pp. 525-527, no. 74-6 where the author states that there is uncertainty about the use of the letter-date X, supposed to designate the year 1775 but appearing on objects sold in 1774.

Une Dynastie Américaine en Europe - Collections Eleanor Post Close & Antal Post de Bekessy

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