A rare Sèvres porcelain "Fabrication du Cidre" plate from the "arts industriels" service

A rare Sèvres porcelain "Fabrication du Cidre" plate from the "arts industriels" service

"Assiette plate" model. The well painted with a scene of Norman peasants working a cider press in a large barn. Bordered by gilt trelliswork and flowerheads. Blue double-L monogram mark with fleur de lys and Sevres, "22. Av. 18." in green, "h. 17 A.t" in gold, incised I L - I. D 23.8 cm.
Circa 1820, painted by Jean-Charles Develly.

The "arts industriels" service is first mentioned in the manufactory archives in 1820. It took 15 years to complete the ambitious project under the painter Jean-Charles Develly (1783 - 1862). The 108 plates illustrate 89 trades. The motifs were based on observation, drawings, prints, and the reading of encyclopaedias. The service was presented to King Louis Philippe in 1836 by the Princes of Metternich.

Provenance

The Caroline Imbert Collection.
Christie's London, 3rd June 1996, lot 342.

Literature

Wittwer (ed.), Raffinesse & Eleganz, Munich 2007, no. 141.

Exhibitions

New York, Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, L´Art de Vivre, 1989
Raffinesse & Eleganz - Königliche Porzellane des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts aus einer amerikanischen Privatsammlung, Berlin, Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten, Schloss Charlottenburg, 28th July - 4th November 2007
Die Sammlung Cohen. Porzellane der grossen Manufakturen 1800 - 1840. Wien, Liechtenstein Museum, 16th November 2007 - 11th February 2008
Refinement & Elegance - Early 19th-Century Royal Porcelain from an American private collection, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 9th September 2008 - 19th April 2009

Lot 141 Dα

Estimate:
30.000 € - 40.000 €