Sèvres Porcelain 'Frises Riches' Two-Handled Pommade Pot, Stand and a Cover (Tasse à Toilette, sa Soucoupe et une Couvercle)
Circa 1762, blue interlaced L's enclosing date letter JJ, painter's mark of a baton or pin for Thévenet, potter's incised 3 to the saucer and script cyphers to the cup
Finely painted with alternating rocaille trellis cartouche linked by vine suspending flower garlands, the finial as a gilt enriched ranunculus, the cover with a slightly variant trellis pattern, within blue and gilt trellis borders and dentil rims. Width of cup overall 3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm), diameter of saucer 5 inches (12.7cm).
With The Antique Porcelain Company, Inc., New York, (label).
For a 'Frises Riches' example of this form with slightly variant decoration, see Christie's, New York, sale, 1424, 20 October 2004, lot 962. For Vincennes examples of this rare form, see E & H Manners, Early French Soft Paste Porcelain, An Exhibition for Sale February 2021, nos. 39 and 40.
Louis-Jean Thévenet, père (1708-1765) is recorded as a painter of flowers active at Vincennes and Sèvres from 1741-1777.
C The Estate of a European Collector
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