MILK JUG FROM A COMMEMORATIVE TEA SET
Hard-paste porcelain milk jug, with a long gilt handle of Etruscan shape, ornate with a central scene in a rectangular frame, printed in black and white, after an engraving by Alexander Giboy, representing the entry of Henri IV in Paris, on 22nd March 1594, surroundings fully gilded.
The upper base of the handle is cracked.
Sèvres porcelain Royal factory, 1814-1818.
Marked, the scene is signed “A. Giboy” at the lower left.
Height: 14 cm – Length: 12, 5 cm.
Certainly from a cabaret created to mark the return of the Bourbons to the throne of France, particularly following the replacement of the equestrian statue of Henri IV on the Pont-Neuf, on 3rd May 1814 or on 25th August 1818.
A litron cup and saucer, the cup decorated with the same scene, the saucer with a portrait of Henri IV, coming certainly from the same tea set were sold at Drouot Richelieu, Beaussant-Lefèvre, on 7th June 2013, lot 115.