Rare Sèvres hard-paste porcelain night light
Rare Sèvres hard-paste porcelain night light
Purchased by H.R.H. the Duchess of Angoulême in 1822
Object N° 1360

Porcelain night light named lampe vase of baluster shape, the cover of dome shape with blue ground is pierced with stars and circles, surmounted by a gilt owl forming a grip, ornate with polychrome two sides views of the pavilion of Breteuil near Sèvres, former trianon of the castle of Saint-Cloud, in two rectangular reserves on a rare burgos background decorated with lyres, garlands of foliages and gilt scrolls, the upper edge formed of palm leaves embossed with a gilt and burgos background, the lower part decorated with palms in gold and platinum, the pedestal perforated resting on a square base imitating green marble.

The views of the pavilion of Breteuil signed and dated: A. Poupart 1822 for Achille Poupart.

Restorations on the lid and the pedestal, very good condition.

Preserved in its rare original green leather conical case.

Royal Manufactory of Sèvres, Louis XVIII period, year 1822.

Marked: LL intertwined, lily flowers and Sèvres 22 and gilt mark MC September 19 22.

H. 25 cm.


- Salon of 1822, Louvre, n°1043 : "Vue du pavillon de Breteuil, parc de Saint-Cloud".

- Bought by Marie-Thérèse Charlotte de France, Duchess of Angoulême (1778-1851).


GABET Charles, Dictionnaire des artistes de l’école française au XIX° siècle, 1834, p. 567. Our piece is quoted : "chez Mme la Dauphine".


This night light was bought cash by the Duchess of Angoulême, daughter of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, on October 2nd, 1822 at a price of 400 francs. It is thus detailed in the register of sales: "1 night lamp form vase two landscape cartels, view of the pavilion of Breteuil in St Cloud" (Archives Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres, Vz4 1822, f ° 91).

The manufacture of Sèvres retains a drawing dated 1814 of this form of night light with some variations by Joseph Bodson (Arch., Sèvres, SCD inventory No. 2012.1.1594, Section D.S.7.1814. # 1).