Rare oval Sèvres hard-paste porcelain basket. The base with yellow ground on the outside, and, in the well inside the basket, a large ornithological reserve painted after a plate from the ‘Histoire naturelle des Oiseaux’ by Georges-Louis LECLERC, comte de BUFFON. The bottom frieze in black, in the Etruscan style, and highlights in black and gold.
The name of the bird inscribed on the back of the piece : ‘Oye, d’Egypte’
Factory marks in blue : interlaced cursive ‘RF » and ‘Sevres’
Length : 24.5 cm (9 5/8 inches)
Height : 9.5 cm (3 3/4 inches)
Very good condition ; a few minute losses of enamel (in foliage) and of gilding
Although our Egyptian goose is faithful to the engraving, the Sèvres painter (very probably Philippe CASTEL) decided to add two pyramids in the landscape to emphasize the location of the scene.
Baskets were very rarely included in the composition of Sèvres services.
From May 1791 until early 1795, the Sèvres factory produced a fairly large number of pieces in both soft- and hard-paste porcelain, decorated with yellow ground and bird decoration after Buffon. They were sold as five services of very different sizes and compositions, delivered in 1792, 1794 and 1795. A total of only nine to eleven oval baskets were included.
Delevery information :
The objects are on display at our gallery located rue de Beaune in central Paris, where they can be examined and picked up by appointment.
No packing or shipment cost is included in the selling price.
We will happily obtain on behalf of our clients a quote for packing and door to door shipment and can recommend MAIL BOXES ETC. whom we regularly use ourselves. For International shipments, we also use FedEx.
Clients remain responsible for the choice of packers, shippers and insurers, who should be paid directly.
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