AN ASSEMBLED SEVRES APPLE-GREEN-GROUND PART DINNER SERVICE, 1760-75
AN ASSEMBLED SEVRES APPLE-GREEN-GROUND PART DINNER SERVICE, 1760-75
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Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

AN ASSEMBLED SEVRES APPLE-GREEN-GROUND PART DINNER SERVICE, 1760-75

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

AN ASSEMBLED SEVRES APPLE-GREEN-GROUND PART DINNER SERVICE, 1760-75

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot Sold:27,500USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

AN ASSEMBLED SEVRES APPLE-GREEN-GROUND PART DINNER SERVICE, 1760-75


each piece reserved with panels of colorful clusters of flowers or flowers and fruit within tooled-gilt palm frond borders supporting a continuous undulating tooled-gilt floral garland, comprising: a pair of oval montieths (seaux crénelés), twenty plates (assietes), four oval small tureens, covers and fixed stands (sucriers de Monsieur le Premier), a pair of cups and covers (pots à jus) and a pair of lobed stands (plateux Bouret). Together with a pair of shell-shaped dishes (compotiers coquilles), a pair of oval dishes (compotiers ovales) and three circular dishes (compotiers ronds), probably decorated in England, interlaced L's, the seaux crénelé and four assietes with letter O for 1767 and painters' marks for Jean-Jacques Pierre, le jeune  (one seau and one assiete), Dominique Joffroy (the other seau), Charles-Louis Méreaud, le jeune, or Mme Genévieve-Louise Bouillat (two assietes) and unattributed script letter E (one assiete); the remaining pieces with various other date, painters' and incised marks. 43 pieces.

Condition Report

One shell-shaped dish with a hairline crack at the handle stabilized by three rivets. The other shell-shaped dish with some staining and speckling to underside.

One tureen on fixed stand with a firing crack, one cover with a crack to the cover. Another with a hairline crack to edge of fixed stand. One montieth with a matt interior but does not appear to be restored.

There is typical stacking wear to glaze at the cavettos of the plates. One plate with extensive speckling on footrim, probably later decorated. One circular dish with speckling to underside. Possibly redecorated. Another circular dish with crazing to green ground.

As the service has been assembled, there are differences in the tone of green throughout, as visible in the catalogue illustration. Overall in generally good appearance.


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.

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

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

Several pieces from the present assembled service, the pair of seaux crénelés and four assietes, bear the date letter O for 1767 and appear to be from a service ordered from the Sèvres manufactory by and delivered to Florent-Louis-Marie, comte du Chȃtelet. A mixed blue-ground and green-ground service, pieces of the latter component described as decorated with "reserves containing polychrome bouquets of flowers or groups of flowers and fruit framed by flower and palm frond gilding" and fully discussed by David Peters, Sèvres Plates and Services of the Eighteenth Century, 1997, pp. 377-78, is recorded as entering the Sèvres Sale Register on December 31, 1767, its delivery to the comte du Chȃtelet probably occurring during the early part of 1768. The list of pieces comprising the green-ground portion of the original service included "72 assietes à manger and 6 seaux crénelés" and Peters, ibid., suggests on p. 378 that its decoration incorporated a "gilding pattern characterised by a continuous floral trail framing one side of each reserve and two palm fronds framing the other side." The author also mentions examples of similar pieces, dated 1767 and with this decoration, that have appeared in the salerooms: a pair of seaux crénelés sold at Christie's London, October 30, 1947, lot 64; a pair of seaux crénelés, from the Collection of John T. Dorrance, Jr., sold at Sotheby's New York, October 20, 1989, lot 179; and a pair of assietes sold at Christie's Paris, June 24, 2002, lot 169.

STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics
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