A SÈVRES SUGAR BOWL AND COVER ON FIXED STAND (SUCRIER DE MONSIEUR LE PREMIER)

A SEVRES SUGAR BOWL AND COVER ON A FIXED STAND (SUCRIER DE MONSIEUR LE PREMIER)

Circa 1761
Enamel mark erased, incised CT in the footrim
24.1 cm across, 12.0 cm high

 

 

Decorated with oval cartouches of flower sprays on a bleu lapis caillouté ground.

Two services of this pattern were made in 1761, a smaller one purchased by the comte de Châtelet on 1st August 1761 when he became the French Ambassador to Austria, and another bought by the Parisian dealer Claude Bonnet which was a composite caillouté and mozaïque service.

This latter service included four sucrier de Monsieur le Premier priced at 168 livres which was the same price paid for such pieces in the similarly decorated service given to the Duchess of Bedford in 1763. This pieces presumably comes from the Claude Bonnet Service (see Peters 2015). Other pieces of this service are in the Royal collection and Waddesdon Manor.

Condition:
Slight gilding wear restored, mark erased

Provenance:
Private Collection
Adrian Sassoon

Literature:
David Peters 2015, vol. II, 61-5, p. 339-340

Exhibited:
‘Early French Soft Paste Porcelain’, E&H Manners February 2021, no 42

Price: £8,000