A Sèvres tortoiseshell-ground plate with mask of Apollo, circa 1803-05

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Lot 10*
A Sèvres tortoiseshell-ground plate with mask of Apollo, circa 1803-05

£ 7,000 - 8,000
US$ 8,800 - 10,000
A Sèvres tortoiseshell-ground plate with mask of Apollo, circa 1803-05
The tortoiseshell-ground (fond écaille) reserved with a circular panel depicting the head of Apollo on a marbled background, the gilt-edged rim decorated with a formal gilt border, 23.4cm diam., 'Sevres / II' stencilled in iron-red, incised marks

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Camille Leprince, Napoléon Ier & la Manufacture de Sèvres (2016), p. 243

    A service with fond écaille and figures from the Antique was delivered to the Tuileries palace in December 1804 for Napoleon's use, of which some are now in the collection of the château de Fontainebleau. An earlier service à 'fond écaille' was given to the Earl of Liverpool, the English Secretary for Foreign Affairs, in 1802, now on view in the dining room at Lyme Park, Cheshire.
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A Sèvres tortoiseshell-ground plate with mask of Apollo, circa 1803-05
A Sèvres tortoiseshell-ground plate with mask of Apollo, circa 1803-05
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