A Sèvres plate from the 'Service Marly rouge', circa 1809
Lot 363*
A Sèvres plate from the 'Service Marly rouge', circa 1809
Sold for £24,000 (US$ 38,521) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Sèvres plate from the 'Service Marly rouge', circa 1809
Painted with a butterfly in the centre against a sky-blue ground enclosed by a burnished gilt band with a floral wreath, the gilt-edged rim with a gilt foliate border on a tomato-red ground, 23.8cm diam., 'M.Imp.le/ de Sevres/ 1809' stencilled in iron-red, gilder's mark AB, incised mark (very minor wear)

Footnotes

  • From a service made for Napoléon I, that was delivered to Fontainebleau Castle in October 1809, shortly before the emperor arrived for a one-month stay. For a discussion of the service, which included 180 plates, see Perrin Khelissa 2007, cat. no. 64. Other examples are illustrated by Wittwer 2007, pp. 254ff., and Nouvel-Kammerer 2008, p. 262, cat. no. 165. Two other plates from the service were sold in these Rooms, 3 December 2008, lots 371 and 372, the first of which was acquired by the Chateau de Fontainebleau.
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