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A SÈVRES 'FOND BLEU AGATE' COMPOSITE PART DESSERT SERVICE, VARIOUS DATES, 19TH CENTURY

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 GBP

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

A SÈVRES 'FOND BLEU AGATE' COMPOSITE PART DESSERT SERVICE, VARIOUS DATES, 19TH CENTURY

A SÈVRES 'FOND BLEU AGATE' COMPOSITE PART DESSERT SERVICE, VARIOUS DATES, 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 GBP

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION


A SÈVRES 'FOND BLEU AGATE' COMPOSITE PART DESSERT SERVICE, VARIOUS DATES, 19TH CENTURY


gilt with rosettes below borders with bands of palmettes, comprising:

Two three-tier comports with pineapple finials (étagères `tambour'), 1832, gilder's mark AB to both;

Three sugar bowls with covers and fixed stands, 1834 with a Château de Compiègne mark, 1845 with a blue LP mark and 1846 with a gilt mark LP;

Four footed bowls (jatte à fruits hémisphérique), three 1833 with blue stencil marks, one with a variation on the pattern, indinstinct date code;

Four high comports, various date codes 1855-57, stenciled iron-red crown N marks and green stencil marks;

Eleven low comports, three 1833, one 1837, two 1839, two 1840, two 1845 and one 1845-46;

One hundred and thirty-two plates, 1836-1894;

Twenty-three soup plates, twenty-two 1893-94 and one 1869 but decorated in 1876 (cancellation mark);

Fifteen fan-shaped dishes, 1859, iron-red crown N marks;

Twelve scalloped cake plates, three 1839, eight 1845, one 1846, Château de Saint Cloud marks;

Five coffee cans and nine saucers, 1833;

Three similar coffee cans and saucers, 1839-40, 1847 and 1857;

Three coffee cans and saucers and two saucers, all with a different pattern to border, 1823-27;

And a sugar bowl and cover, 1837 and with a Château de Compiègne mark.

Of the one hundred and thirty-two plates, forty-two with date code for 1840, seventeen with date code for 1839, twenty-six with date code for 1836, ten with date code for 1856, and thrity-six with date codes for 1894, one plate with a rubbed mark but incised with date code 1839? (star crack).

Fifteen fan-shaped dishes: of paler blue than the majority of the service, one with minute rim chip

Eight cans and twelve saucers: have the palmette pattern similar to the majority of the service

A coffee can and saucer from 1823, another coffee can and saucer from 1823 with a slight different pattern, Louis XVIII marks, a further coffee can and saucer from 1827, Charles X mark, another Charles X period saucer and a Louis XVIII period saucer


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

The well-known and extensive services were commissioned by Louis Philippe for the châteaux de Compiègne and de Saint Cloud. The fond bleu agate appeared on hard paste porcelain at Sèvres in the late 18th century. In January 1832, a ‘fond bleu agate’ service was delivered to the Château de Saint-Cloud, then Compiègne from January 1833. It was described as a service “fond bleu agate, frise de palmettes imprimées en or, rosaces au milieu des pièces qui en sont susceptibles” ("agate blue background with friezes of palm leaves in gold, rosettes in the middle of the pieces”). For examples from the collection at the château de Compiègne see Ducrot, B., Porcelaines et terres de Sèvres, Paris, 1993, pp. 159-169. See also Loesch, A., `Die Napoleonische Schenkung 1809, Französische porzellan in Dresden`, exhibition catalogue, 1992, no. 69 for a plate from 1843 from the château de Saint Cloud.