A SEVRES PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE AND BLUE-GROUND 'COUPE COUTY' PROTOTYPE, CIRCA 1879
A SEVRES PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE AND BLUE-GROUND 'COUPE COUTY' PROTOTYPE, CIRCA 1879
A SEVRES PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE AND BLUE-GROUND 'COUPE COUTY' PROTOTYPE, CIRCA 1879
A SEVRES PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE AND BLUE-GROUND 'COUPE COUTY' PROTOTYPE, CIRCA 1879
A SEVRES PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE AND BLUE-GROUND 'COUPE COUTY' PROTOTYPE, CIRCA 1879
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A SEVRES PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE AND BLUE-GROUND 'COUPE COUTY' PROTOTYPE, CIRCA 1879

Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 USD

A SEVRES PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE AND BLUE-GROUND 'COUPE COUTY' PROTOTYPE, CIRCA 1879

Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 USD
Starting bid:5,000USD
(0 bids, reserve not met)
Lot closes:1 day, 20 hours
October 21, 05:57 PM (GMT)

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Description

A SEVRES PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE AND BLUE-GROUND 'COUPE COUTY' PROTOTYPE, CIRCA 1879


designed by Edmé Couty, the lower section of the cup and the neck decorated in white slip with garlands of fruit tied with ribbons, reserved on a pale celadon-ground, incised EL 79 8

height 20⅛ in.

50.8 cm

Condition Report

The cover has been completely sprayed and it is difficult to determine extent of any damage present. There is restoration to the underside of the cup section where it bolts to the stem, likely covering chips associated with movement at the join. Overall the piece is in good appearance.


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. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color 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. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Catalogue Note

Known as the prix de Sèvres, this presentation cup and cover was designed by Edmé Couty. It was presented as an award of excellence to the premier laureate group of decorative arts at the Exposition Universelle de Paris, 1878. A design drawing of the form is retained in Sèvres archives, inv. no. 2012.1.5539.

A SEVRES PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE AND BLUE-GROUND 'COUPE COUTY' PROTOTYPE, CIRCA 1879
A SEVRES PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE AND BLUE-GROUND 'COUPE COUTY' PROTOTYPE, CIRCA 1879

21 October 2020 • New York