Property from the Estate of Lady Elizabeth Cavendish CVO
A SÈVRES YELLOW GROUND DÉJEUNER
painted with scattered sprigs within bands of berried wreath and further flowers, comprising: a teapot and cover (théière Calabre), milk jug (pot à lait à trois pied), sugar bowl and cover (pot à sucre Bouret), cup and saucer (gobelet litron et soucoupe) and a two-handled tray (plateau octogone), blue interlaced L’s marks, date letters jj, painter's marks RB Rachel Maqueret
Teapot with minute chipping to tip of spout and slight rubbing to gilding.
Sugar bowl with rim chip to bowl;
Jug cracked at the upper terminal of the handle and restored rim chips to pouring spout;
Saucer cracked and the cup cracked to the base of the handle.
Tray chipped to rim and to foot rim.
"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."
A similar déjeuner is in the collection of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.