STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics

STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 659. AN ASSEMBLED SEVRES APPLE-GREEN-GROUND PART DINNER SERVICE, 1760-75.

Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon


Auction Closed

October 25, 08:20 PM GMT


30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon


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.

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.