A Sèvres tea service, circa 1805-1810
Lot 83
A very rare Sèvres ochre-ground part tea service, circa 1808
Sold for £6,500 (US$ 10,171) inc. premium

Lot Details
A very rare Sèvres ochre-ground part tea service, circa 1808
Decorated in Etruscan style in black with palmette and foliate scrollwork borders, gilt-edged rims, the handles and spout gilt, comprising:
a teapot and cover,
a slop bowl,
a sugar bowl,
a milk jug,
two cups and saucers, the teapot and cover: 16.3cm high, 'M.Imp le/ de Sevres' and an arrow-head stencilled in iron-red, incised marks (sugar bowl handles damaged and cover lacking (9)

Footnotes

  • The original designs for the teapot and milk jug, known as 'Etrusque B', of 1804 are illustrated by T. Préaud et al., The Sèvres Porcelain Manfactory Alexandre Brongniart and the Triumph of Art and Industry, 1800-1847 (1997), cat. nos. 11a and 11b.
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