A Sèvres teapot and cover, circa 1761
Lot 227
A Sèvres teapot and cover, circa 1761
Sold for £4,750 (US$ 7,983) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Sèvres teapot and cover, circa 1761
Théière 'Calabre', the neck with a green-ground arched band edged with gilt foliate scrolls and wreaths, finely painted by Cornailles with pendent flower swags and trailing flowers around the spout, a tent-like green-ground border around the footrim edged with gilt foliage, the cover similarly decorated with a flower finial, 11.5cm high, interlaced LL monogram enclosing date letter I and painter's mark in blue, incised d (2)


  • Provenance:
    Hugh Burton-Jones, acquired in the 1930s or 1940s;
    Thence by descent to his daughter, Mrs. K. Gifford-Scott;
    Property of the Executors of the Late Mrs. K. Gifford-Scott, sold by Sotheby's London, 12 June 1984, lot 185;
    With Michele Beiny, New York;
    The Mingledorff-Mitchell Collection

    From a déjeuner of which part is in the Museo Quirinale, Rome. Antoine-Toussaint Cornailles is recorded as a flower painter and gilder at Sèvres between 1755 and 1800.

Saleroom notices

  • There is a minute chip on the gilded rim of the spout which is not mentioned in the catalogue.
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