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Rare set of 3 Sèvres porcelain sugar bowls
€ 12000
Rare set of 3 Sèvres porcelain sugar bowls
From the Mauresque service
€ 12000
Object N° 1699

Three hard porcelain sugar bowls of Cymbium shape, fitted with their lid and fixed on an oval tray, with polychrome decoration of Moorish ornaments and colored frieze patterns.

Two are in perfect condition, the third has accidents on the pedestal.

Sèvres royal factory, 1835.

Blue stamp marks and gilder's mark A.b.

H. 15.8 x L. 23.5 x D. 13 cm.

Provenance

Started in 1826, the service Mauresque was not finished until 1838. Its decoration, described as "Ornements coloriés dans le genre Mauresque", was supplemented on the plates by a "tête d'arabe" in the manner of cameos. Instead of being delivered whole, it was split up and the plates went to various clients, including the Shah of Persia and Mehemet Ali, Viceroy of Egypt.

The remainder of the service, including these three sucriers Cymbium (of a set of four), was supplied to the Conseil d'Etat in 1852, along with Fontainebleau service plates as there were no mauresque ones left.