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Sèvres porcelain Jasmine shaped cup and its saucer
€ 5000
Sèvres porcelain Jasmine shaped cup and its saucer
With the portrait of the abbot Bossuet (1664-1743)
€ 5000
Object N° 893

With a lapish-blue ground enhanced with gold friezes and motifs, the cup has a central decoration of a polychrome portrait in medallion of Abbé Bossuet, depicted as a bust after the portrait of Hyacinthe Rigaud painted in 1702 (Musée du Louvre).

Very good condition, a chip on the back of the saucer.

Royal Manufacture of Sèvres, Louis XVIII period, circa 1815.

Decoration mark dated September 29th 1815.

H. 7,5 x D. 16 cm.

Provenance

This cup was decorated by Mme Dalu, figurist painter in Sèvres.

It was bought 125 francs by Mr. Hattiwele on 23 July 1818 (Arch. Sèvres, Vz3, 123 v°).

References

Archives, City of Ceramics, Sèvres, Vj'24, 226:

- March 28, 1815: "fond bleu lapis rectifié pour une tasse jassemin 1re grandeur à cartel doré pour un portrait de B(ossuet) d'après Rigaud (prévu à l'origine pour un portrait de Louis XIV d'après Petitot)".

- October 5th: 1st painting of the portrait of Bossuet.

- November/December: retouching of Bossuet (50 frs).