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Lot 437: A SÈVRES PART COFFEE SERVICE
CIRCA 1782-89 |
October 19, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: decorated with scattered blue cornflower sprays, comprising: a rectangular footed tray, a sugar bowl and cover and six coffee cans, interlaced L's, two pieces with date letters for 1782, two for 1783 and three for 1789, most with painter's marks for Edme-François Bouillat, Claude-Joseph Cardin, Pierre-Louis Desnoyers-Chaponet, Jean-Joseph-Philippe Boucot, Mme Burel or Barrat. Together with a Sèvres footed shaped dish decorated with trailing blue cornflowers. 10 pieces.
In good condition, except from some minor and occasional wear to gilding and: two coffee can, each with restoration to the lower terminal of the handle, possibly covering a chip, the finial of the sugar bowl's cover is restored.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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