A rare Sèvres porcelain plate from the "iconographique français" service

A rare Sèvres porcelain plate from the "iconographique français" service - image-1
A rare Sèvres porcelain plate from the "iconographique français" service - image-2
A rare Sèvres porcelain plate from the "iconographique français" service - image-1

A rare Sèvres porcelain plate from the "iconographique français" service

"Assiette plate" model. The well decorated with a portrait of Nicolas Poussin. The faux lapis lazuli border with palmette and meander bands. Inscribed in purple to the reverse "Poussin (Nicolas) peintre né à Andelys. 17.me Siecle." Signed/monogrammed to the left in the well "Br.". Blue stamped double-L monogram mark with fleur de lys, Sevres, and 20, "13. av.12" in green, "D.Y." in purple for Charles-Christian-Marie Durosey, AB in gold for Antoine-Gabriel Boullemier, TZ and fG in gold, incised Lf. D 23.7 cm.
1820.

The "iconographique français fond rouge ornements bruni à l´effet, portraits peints en brun" service was commissioned by the Comte de Frioul, delivered on 27th October 1816, and included around 72 portrait plates. The description “fond rouge” is probably erroneous, since all the identified plates from this series have lapis lazuli borders. This plate originates from a second production series made in 1820 during the reign of Louis XVIII which has not yet been published.

Provenance

Acquired from Sotheby's New York, 26th October 2012, lot 298.

Literature

For more on the commission of this service see cat.: Napoléon & Sèvres, Paris 2016, no. 199. Here also plates from the first production series with identical decor (portrait of Nicolas Poussin) in the collection of the Musée national du Château de Fontainebleau.

Lot 145 Dα

Estimate:
6.000 € - 8.000 €