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A Paris (Nast) tea and coffee service, circa 1810-15
painted with vignettes of figures in landscapes en grisaille reserved on a pale-yellow ground, the forms in Egyptian taste with wing-form handles and sphinx mask terminals in matt-green, comprising a coffee pot and cover, teapot and cover, milk jug, sugar bowl, waste bowl, and eight coffee cans and saucers, printed iron-red and gilded NAST/ à / Paris marks,
Quantity: 23
the coffee pot 28.5cm., 11 1/4 in. high
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Provenance

Anonymous sale, Sotheby's Amsterdam, European Collections, 21st February 2006, lot 446.

Catalogue Note

In the early 19th century the porcelain factories of Paris and Sèvres followed the developing fashion for Egyptian revival which was partly the result of the French campaigns in Egypt between 1798-1801. In 1802 at the Sèvres manufactory Benoît Chanou developed a short-lived new material called pâte bronze [bronze paste], which is perhaps best seen in the inkwell model 'Ecritoire Egyptienne', see Marie-Nëlle Pinot de Villechenon, Sèvres Porcelain from the Sèvres Museum 1740 to the Present Day, London, 1997, p. 52, fig. 51. Models such as this inspired the Nast factory as well as Dagoty and other Paris factory where similar models were produced.

 

Of Royal and Noble Descent

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