10EM with chip
Lot 238*
A Sèvres plate from the 'Service Marly rouge', circa 1809
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 18,944) inc. premium
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A Sèvres plate from the 'Service Marly rouge', circa 1809
Decorated with a purple and yellow butterfly against a pale-blue ground in the centre, within a floral wreath reserved on a burnished gilt band, the rim with a gilt foliate border within lines on a red ground, 24cm diam., 'M.Imp.le/ de Sevres/ 1809' stencilled in iron-red, traces of gilt marks, incised S and 8 (restored starcrack)


  • 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. Another plate was sold in these Rooms on 25 May 2011, lot 363.
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