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Sèvres bleu celeste soucoupe à pied from the Chérémèteff service, date letters KK for 1787, painters mark for the flower painter Edmé-françoise Bouillat, who worked at Sèvres from 1758-1810.
See”Les Porcelaines du 18ème Siecle Français, Connaisance des Arts, Paris, 1964, pp. 223-4, where a large part of the service of which most pieces are dated between 1788 and 1791 is illustrated.
Four seau à bouteilles of 1788 are in the collection at Waddesdon Manor of which one is illustrated by Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue, The Louis XVI Service, London, 1986, p. 27, fig. 18.
Three plates have appeared recently at auction (The Collection of Charles-Otto Zieseniss; Christie's, Paris, 6 December 2001, lot 183 and anon. sale; Sotheby's London, 25 November 1997, lot 24)
Two tasses à glace were recently sold as well: European Ceramics including The Pompey Collection; Christie's, New York, 23 May 2002, lot 4.
|Length/Width (ins.): 8.75"(22.2cm) Depth (ins.): 8.75"(22.2cm)|
|Origin: France Period: Louis XVI|