Two Sèvres Porcelain (Later-Decorated) Turquoise Ribbon Decorated Shaped Square Dessert Dishes (Compotier Carré)
The porcelain circa 1768, blue interlaced L's enclosing the date letter P, painter's mark nq for Nicquet and potter's incised marks, the ribbon and gilt decoration 19th century
Each painted with a central bouquet and floral garland, the peripheral looped ribbon and gilt oil-de-perdrix decoration added later, gilt dentil rims. 8 1/2 inches (20.6 cm), square.
Likely from the Henry Clay Frick Collection, New York.
With The Antique Porcelain Company, Inc., New York, (labels).
For a similar Compotier Carré from an extensive dinner and dessert service once owned by Henry Clay Frick and now partially dispersed, see The Frick Collection, accession no. 1918.9.39, 'Porcelains in The Frick Collection: Oriental and French', Volume VII. For a similarly decorated mustard pot and cover, dated 1759, see the Hermitage Museum Collection, St. Petersburg, accession no. ZF-14460.
Niquet was a painter of flowers at Sèvres active 1764-1792.
C The Estate of a European Collector
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