A SEVRES SQUARE TRAY, PLATEAU CARRE, OF THE THIRD SIZE

A SÈVRES SQUARE TRAY, PLATEAU CARRÉ, OF THE THIRD SIZE

1766
10.9 cm wide
Interlaced Ls enclosing date letter N
Painter’s mark for Jean-Louis Morin

The tray pierced with Vitruvian scrolls interspersed with blue harebells.

Painted by Morin with a harbour scene of sailors rolling a barrel inscribed “# 192” towards others with bales beside a mast within a gold trellis pattern on a bleu nouveau ground.

Dame Rosalind Savill notes in her catalogue of the Sèvres porcelain in The Wallace Collection that the Vitruvian scroll and harebell pattern is one of the earliest neo-classical motifs at Sèvres and that Svend Eriksen has suggested Falconet as the designer.

References:
Rosalind Savill, The Wallace Collection Catalogue of Sèvres Porcelain, 1988, Part II, p. 585

Price: £6,500