A pair of documentary Sèvres blue-ground topographical ice pails (glacières "Vase B") from the Service des petites vues de France ordered by King Louis Philippe, dated 1830
Painted by Jean-Baptiste Gabriel Langlacé, with circular landscape panels depicting views of 'Château de Neuilly' and 'Le Palais Royal' reserved on a blue ground with formal gilt and platinum scrollwork borders, the reverse with neo-classical cornucopia of fruits and vegetables surrounded by a stiff oakleaf wreath, the scroll handles with an allegorical head of Nereus at the terminal, both vases mounded on contemporary square ormolu plinths, 32.5cm high, the icepail with a view of Château de Neuilly with printed fleur de lys, 'Sevres' and date mark (18)30, AB. in gold, the pail with a view of the Palais Royale apparently unmarked, (restoration to one handle and both rims) (2)
- Please note that the covers and liners are lacking.
Please note that the service was wrongly attributed. The glacieres actually are the only two glacieres of the "service pittoresque fond beau bleu riche décor en or cartels de paysages vues d'Europe" which entered the 'magasin de vente' on 6 April 1832 (Sèvres-Limoges, Cité de la Céramique, Archives manufacture, REgistre Vv 1, folio 49 verso, n°49) and was delivered to King Louis-Philippe, who offered it to his daughter, Queen Louise of Belgium on 31 April 1832 (Ibidem, Registre Vbb 8, folio 34). The service comprised 100 plates,each sold at 225 francs, and two Glacières AB of 1816 (the present lot) that cost 1200 francs each. We are most grateful to Mme Tamara Préaud for her kind assitance in re-attributing this lot.