A pair of Sèvres miniature urns (Vases ‘Chêne A Guirlandes’) on tapering square pedestals (Piedestals ‘En Gaine’). The laurel-draped beau bleu urns with gadrooned necks are raised on tapering bleu lapis square pedestals painted in colors with flower garlands. Pedestals such as these were often sold in pairs to support small biscuit portrait busts. [Slight differences to the gilding on each vase’s handles.]
Marks: Blue interlaced L’s and date letter “G” for 1759
Painter’s mark for Thévenet père
Ex collection: Alfonse de Rothschild.
Edmond de Rothschild.
Christie’s New York, 25-26 October 1994, lot 261
Literature: Edouard Garnier, Le Porcelaine tendre de Sèvres, Plate XLIV