A Sèvres bleu céleste-ground sucrier and cover, circa 1778
Lot 170
A Sèvres bleu céleste-ground sucrier and cover, circa 1778
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,442) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Sèvres bleu céleste-ground sucrier and cover, circa 1778
Sucrier de Monsieur Le Premier, painted by Denis Levé with reserves of flowers and fruit within tooled gilt floral and foliate borders, gilt-edged rims, 23.7cm across, interlaced LL monogram enclosing date letter AA and painter's mark L in blue, incised 24 (minor wear to gilding) (2)

Footnotes

  • The pattern of bleu céleste ground and reserves of polychrome flowers and fruit was made for stock and seems to have been produced from 1776 onwards. Several services, notably the gift in 1783 from Louis XVI to the Duchess of Manchester, were drawn from this pattern (see D. Peters, Sèvres Plates and Services of the 18th Century, vol. III (2005), p. 623). This sucrier may have been from the service purchased in 1781 by Jacques Millet, which included four sucriers. Six similar sucriers, including one also painted by Levé, formed part of the Duchess of Manchester, now in the Royal Collection (see G. de Bellaigue, French Porcelain in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, vol. II, (2009), no. 162).
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Sophie von der Goltz
    Specialist - European Ceramics
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 8349
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 8252
Similar Items