Property of a Nobleman
CHARLES PERCIER | FIVE DESIGNS FOR TABLEWARE: A) AN ICE BUCKET B) A CANDELABRUM C) A VERRIÈRE D) A SAUCIÈRE E) A CRUET
Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Property of a Nobleman
Paris 1764 - 1838
FIVE DESIGNS FOR TABLEWARE:
A) AN ICE BUCKET
B) A CANDELABRUM
C) A VERRIÈRE
D) A SAUCIÈRE
E) A CRUET
All pen and black ink and watercolour over black chalk;
all inscribed in pen and brown ink: H. Auguste. inv. Paris.;
all bear Odiot Collection stamp in red ink, numbered: 490, 491, 492, 493 and 494 respectively in pen and ink;
all bear inscriptions on mount: Seau à rafraichir, Girandole, Verrière, Saucière and Huilier
Each circa: 360 by 270 mm
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All in very good fresh condition. Two have been folded horizontally across centre at some point, but no other noticeable issues.
All sold in good modern gilded frames (not examined unframed).
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Maison Odiot, Paris
H. Bouilhet, L'orfèvrerie Francaise aux XVIII et XIX siècles, vol. II, 1910, p. 46, reproduced, p. 47
Paris, Hôtel Georges V, Odiot, October 1975, no. 50
This fine group of presentation drawings by Charles Percier are after designs by Henri Auguste for gifts from the City of Paris to the newly crowned Emperor and Empress.