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Lot 433: AN ASSEMBLED SÈVRES PART DINNER SERVICE
CIRCA 1765-84 |

Collections: Silver, Vertu, Ceramics, and Russian Works of Art

by Sotheby's

19 October 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: with feuille des choux borders, each molded with 'cabbage leaf'-shaped panels painted with flowers, comprising: six oval dishes in three sizes, two square dishes, six deep bowls, six shallow bowls; examples with feathered edges, comprising: eight plates and a sauceboat on fixed stand; examples with gilt-dashed blue bands, comprising: a monteith, six oval shaped stands and two shell-shaped dishes. Together with two similarly-decorated English porcelain oval dishes and three dinner plates, one hard -paste plate with a red crowned interlaced L's mark enclosing date letter C and painter's mark for Charles-Louis (?) Méraud, others with interlaced L's in blue or black enamel, various date letters and various painter's marks including Louis-Victor Gerverot, Jean-Charles Sioux, Jean-Jacques Pierre jeune, Charles Tandart, Le Bel jeune, Weydinger and others. 43 pieces.

Condition Report: Some very minor and occasional wear to the gilding and scracthes to the enamels, consistent with use, otherwise in good condition, except: With feuille des choux borders: Six oval dishes in three sizes: one with a small shallow chip to the footrim. Six deep bowls: one has an approximate 1-inch chip to the footrim. six shallow bowls: one has an approximate 1/4-inch flat chip to the underside of the rim With feathered edges, comprising: eight plates: one with several pinhead chips to the rim. With gilt-dashed blue bands, comprising: a monteith: with some firing-related speckling mostly to the interior, Two similarly-decorated English porcelain dinner plates: one with a 2-inch haircrack running down the rim and two pinhead chips to the rim and another with a small restored flat chip to the rim edge.
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.

Provenance: All examples with feuille des choux borders; The Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, sold, Sotheby's New York, October 9, 1990, lot 368 (85 pieces)
Sotheby's New York, October 25, 1991, lots 360 - 363
All examples with feathered edges, Sotheby's New York, October 25, 1991, lot 357
Oval stands with gilt-dashed blue line borders, Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection, sold Christie's New York, March 21, 1991, lot 251 

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