449

Details & Cataloguing

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

|
Paris

A Sèvres porcelain gobelet litron and its saucer, 18th century, dated 1777
of the third size, the gobelet with two Chinese children, one of them holding an umbrella above the other, and a bow, a quiver and a shield, on a flowery base, on a rocky background with birds and fantastic beasts, marked in yellow with the interlaced and crowned letters LL , the letter Z, the mark of the painter Asselin AS and the letter A, maybe for Armand Jeune; (a small chip at the back of the saucer)
Haut. 6 cm, diam. 12,5 cm. ; Height 2 1/3 in., diam 4 3/4 in.
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Catalogue Note

Geoffrey de Bellaigue detailed how the pattern of fantasy animals on a gilt pebbled ground, notably on the 1780 Sèvres porcelain military vase from the former Yussupov collection and kept in the Hermitage Museum, was designed by Pierre-Louis-Philippe Armand the Younger. This same pattern, also associated with two Chinese children painted by Charles-Eloi Asselin, is present on a litron cup of the third sizing dated 1775 from the collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum of Cambridge (inv no. C.3-2006, for a detailed research of this pattern see Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue, French Porcelain in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, vol II, 2009, no. 223, pp. 843-845.)

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

|
Paris