Lot 633
  • 633

A Sèvres porcelain part service, 18th century, circa 1770-1775

12,000 - 18,000 EUR
37,500 EUR
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  • porcelain
  • Diam. des assiettes 24 cm., diam. de la jatte 34,5 cm., haut. 14,5 cm., haut. des seaux 15,5 cm., long. 22 cm. ; Dim of the plates 9½in., diam of the bowl 13½in., height 5¾in., height of the pails 6¼in., length 8⅔in.
including forty soft-paste porcelain plates with gadroons, a circular porcelain punch bowl and two circular soft-paste porcelain liquor pails, with polychrome roses and foliage, the rims with roses on a blue ground with blue, red and yellow dots, flowers, and œil de perdrix patterns, the pails marked with the interlaced letters LL, the letter R representing the date 1770, the mark of the painter Jean-Baptiste Tandart, the punch bowl marked with the interlaced letters LL with a blue crown, a trace of a letter, maybe X standing for 1775, the mark of the painters Etienne-Jean Grémont and François Drand, the plates mainly marked with the interlaced letters LL the letters P, R, U, V, X representing the date 1768 to 1775, a plate dated 1786 and two others dated 1792

Catalogue Note

The 'Rozes détachées et mosaïques' (detached roses and mosaics) pattern was used for the decoration of several services produced at Sèvres between 1768 and 1775. Among those presented here, the plate dated 1768 was probably part of a service delivered to the dealer Jean-Dominique Testard, acting on behalf of the Duke of Parma and today most of the service is still housed at the Quirinale Palace. Twenty-one of our plates mainly dated between 1770 and 1775 as well as a plate dated 1786 and the punch bowl were most probably from a service shipped to Charles-Philippe, Comte d'Artois on 3 June 1775. Another 'rozes détachées et mosaïques' service was delivered, nine days after those to the Comte d'Artois, to the Marquis de Juigné, French Ambassador to Russia. This service, mostly kept in the Pavlosk Palace, is of hard paste porcelain, while our plates are made of soft paste porcelain. Only the punch bowl in our service is hard paste porcelain with another punch bowl delivered to the Marquis de Juigné and now in the Pavlosk Palace and the Comte d'Artois's service included two punch bowls. In 1786, the Comte d'Artois received some additions for his 'roze et mosaïque service', the presence here of a plate dated 1786 confirms this hypothesis. Nineteen plates and two ice pails dated between 1770 and 1771 (two additional plates dated 1792) are of a slightly different mosaic pattern, probably from a service bought by the marchand-mercier Simon-Philippe Poirier in 1771.

For further research of these different services see David Peters, Sèvres Plates and Services of the 18th Century, 2015, No. 69-1, 71-8 and 79-3.