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Lot 433: AN ASSEMBLED SÈVRES PART DINNER SERVICE
CIRCA 1765-84 |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
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.
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.
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