A Soft-Paste Sèvres Porcelain Milk Jug, 1758

This pot à lait à trois pieds is of the third size and has ribbon bands of green ground colour with very fine gilded borders and scrollwork.  The fine flower painting is typical of the work of the painter Jean-Louis Thévenet (active at Vincennes and Sèvres 1745-78).  It is marked under the base where the ground colour is reserved with the factory mark of interlaced L‘s enclosing the date letter E for 1758.  Often this shape has ground colour across the entire base so factory marks may be found under one or two feet, but often are absent.

Height 8.5cm

10782

From a French private collection

£ 6,200

 

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