A pair of Sèvres plates, date 1771
Lot 232
A pair of Sèvres plates, circa 1771
£1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,500 - 3,400
Lot Details
A pair of Sèvres plates, circa 1771
Painted by Denis Levé, with scattered sprays of mixed flowers, enclosed by an apple green border, reserving three cartouches of flowers joined by gilt garlands, 24.1cm diam, interlaced LL monogram enclosing date letter S, painter's mark in blue, incised CT to one, incised L to the other (2)


  • These plates are part of an as yet unidentified service similar to the one delivered in 1763 to Henri-Léonard-Jean-Baptiste Bertin. David Peters has suggested that the 1771 green-ground service could be among the services delivered that year to the Paris marchand-mercier Simon-Philippe Poirier (see D. Peters, Sèvres Plates and Services of the Eighteenth Century, vol.II (2005), 71-8, p. 468 for a list of other recorded pieces from the same service). A bottle-cooler (seau à demi-bouteille) from this service was sold in these Rooms, 13 May 2009, lot 237.
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