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Sèvres Sugar Bowl and Cover


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Medium Porcelain
Origin France
Description Sèvres soft-paste sugar bowl and cover (pot à sucre Hébert) painted with a complicated and elaborate design of gold patterning with pink, blue and green embellishments - beautiful pink flower finial. The two large gilded cartouches are painted with full florid pastoral scenes with ‘Enfants Boucher ‘; one with two sleeping boys with a sheep, the other with two boys gardening with a rake and a watering can.

Date letter N for 1766.
Painted by Etienne-Jean Chabry fils ou l’âiné ( 1764-87)

The painting of the cartouche with the sleeping boys with a sheep (but omitting two sheep), is taken from an engraving by Pierre Aveline after a design by François Boucher.

Literature: Pierrette Jean-Richard, L’Oeuvre gravé de François Boucher dans la collection Edmund de Rothschild, Vol. 1 no 246.

R. Savill, The Wallace Collection Catalogue of Sèvres Porcelain Vol. II pp.605- 10, (c.391-5) for similar landscape cartouches on a pot à sucre Hébert with painting by Asselin.