A MAGNIFICENT TEA POT
Hard paste porcelain covered tea pot of Pestum shape, with a beau bleu or bleu de Sèvres background, ornate with a nice and wide garland of polychrome flowers, overcoming a gilt frieze of palm leaves and overcame by a gilt frieze of foliage stylizing a laurel wreath, the same foliage on the lid. The handle and the spout are entirely gilt.
Very good condition, a very few wear at the gilding.
Sèvres porcelain Imperial factory, 1812.
Fully marked, painter mark unidentified, possibly for Barbin or Boullemier.
Height: 19 cm – Length: 18 cm.
A “cabaret à thé, fond beau bleu guirlandes de fleurs”, including a Pestum teapot with a unit value of 45 francs, entered at the Sèvres store on July 8th 1812, and was sold to a certain Mr. PRAKAANEN on August 25-28th, 1812. This cabaret is the only one sold during this period with this ornamentation.
Archives, Cité de la Céramique (Sèvres), Vu1 f°132 v°292-46 and Vz2 f°34.