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Fine Sèvres tray, plateau à jour, with a military trophy painted by Charles Buteux. The rectangular tray is framed by a reticulated border composed of Vitruvian scrolls issuing bellflowers. A green-ground border decorated with a gilded line and a meandering vine frames a beautiful military trophy by the great master of trophies at Sèvres, Charles Buteux, l’ainé. The polychrome trophy depicts military accoutrements consisting of a cuirass and helmet, drums, flags, and various weapons. The Sèvres crossed L mark is particularly well painted. [One corner scroll repaired.]

Dated: “K” 1763

Painter’s Mark: an anchor for Charles Buteux, l’ainé

Height (ins.): 7 (17.8 cm.)      Length/Width (ins.): 9.5 (24.1 cm.)     
Origin: France      Period: Transitional