Sale 22CN03 | Lot 1001

Sèvres (Hard-Paste) Porcelain Chocolate-Brown (Fond Brun) Coffee-Can (Gobelet Litron)

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts

Lot Details

Lot 1001
Sèvres (Hard-Paste) Porcelain Chocolate-Brown (Fond Brun) Coffee-Can (Gobelet Litron)
Circa 1783-85, blue crowned interlaced L's mark and painter's mark LG for Le Guay, incised potter's mark 11
Finely painted with the ascent of a blue hot air balloon, the Aérostat Réveillon, the vellum marked in yellow with a Royal interlaced L monogram, the basket with a sheep called Montauciel or 'Climb-to-the-sky' on a trellis band, set with figural cartouches. Height 3 1/2 inches (8.9 cm).

The design on this cup commemorates the brothers Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier initial public demonstration of flight by hot air balloon on 19 September 1783. At the Versailles trial, the first passengers were a sheep, a duck and a rooster.

Étienne Charles Le Guay was a figural painter active at Sèvres 1771- 1781; 1783-1785; 1813-1840.



C The Estate of a European Collector

Estimate: $200 - $300

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Handle missing, the terminals disguised by professional restoration to the exterior side


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English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts

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