MILK JUG FROM A SEVRES EMPIRE CABARET
Rare hard-paste porcelain milk jug of Toscan shape, chrome-green ground bordered at the bottom by a gilt frieze of tall palm leaves, and at the top by a beautiful frieze ornate by lilac color foliate scrolls on a pink ground. The frieze is decorated on both side by a cameo, white on a red ground, reprezenting a Ancient helmeted warrior and a Ancient woman. The handle and a part of the inside are generously gilt, as well as rims.
Very good condition, the gilt rim at the base is a bit worn.
Sèvres porcelain Imperial factory, 1808.
Marked (the date is partially erased), painter mark probably “D.3.” for Deutsch.
Height: 20 cm – Length: 11 cm.
From a cabaret bought “on credit” by the Prince Camille Borghese (1775-1832), husband of Pauline Bonaparte and brother-in-law of Emperor Napoleon.
The cabaret came into the Sèvres shop on December 31st, 1808 and was delivered to the Borghese family on April 27th, 1809.
Archives, Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres, Vu1, f°68, 228-17 et Vbb3 f°36. The cabaret’s total value was 690 francs, our milk jug cost was 70 francs, which is quite high value, and it was along with 12 cups, a tea pot and a sugar bowl.