Lot 234. COMPOTIER DU SERVICE OFFERT AU TSAREVITCH PAUL PETROVITCH DE RUSSIE

Starting price: € 2 000
Auction date: 09.11.2017   15:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 234 | COMPOTIER DU SERVICE OFFERT AU TSAREVITCH PAUL PETROVITCH DE RUSSIE
Fruit bowl square, porcelain, polychrome decoration on white background thrown out of sprigs of roses, the edge is decorated with a pattern of mosaics composed of points, gold, and eye of partridge polychrome with reserves containing strands of roses and surrounded by fillets of gold. Slight wear and tear.
royal Manufactory of Sèvres, circa 1779.
Mark the two interlaced " L " crowned, letter-to-date BB for 1779, mark of the painter Jean-François Henrion eldest.
L. 23,5 cm.

Provenance : One of the services described "pink and Differences" was produced in hard paste. It was purchased in June of 1775 by the marquis of Juigné (1727-1807), just prior to his taking office as Minister Plenipotentiary of France in Russia, in the month of August of the same year. The service was probably intended for the personal use of the minister in Russia, but the presence of the latter at the palace of Pavlovsk, where it is largely still presented today in the great hall of the throne, leads us strongly to believe that he offered it as a gift to the Tsarevich Paul Petrovich (1754-1801), in 1776, on the occasion of his second marriage with the princess Sophia-Dorothea of Württemberg, empress consort of Russia under the name Maria Féodorovna (1759-1828), or, more likely, at the time of the departure of Juigné of Russia in 1779. This hypothesis is supported in : "Louvre Museum, New acquisitions of the department of objets d'art 1985-1989 ", R. M. N., 1990, p. 197.
The marquis of Juigne ordered several refills of the service in 1778 and 1779, of which a tea service (preserved in Pavlovsk), and delivered may 5, 1779, a fruit bowl square, 48 pounds. David Peters has found mention of this in the registry of the painter Henrion (Peters 75-4), which confirms our assignment.
The service is shown in : "Pavlovsk, The Palace and the Park ", Gourcuff, Paris, 1993, p. 15.

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