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Pair of Sèvres Pot-Pourris

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Dates 1759
23.50cm high (9.25 inches high)
Medium Porcelain
Origin France
Description Pair of early Sèvres soft-paste porclain pot-pourris 'Pompadour' (Troisième grandeur), 3rd size, painted with fruit and flowers.

Date letter F for 1759

Painters mark for Charles-Louis Méreaud le jeune (Active 1756-80) Painter - Flowers, patterns.

Literature: R. Savill, The Wallace Collection Catalogue of Sèvres Porcelain Vol. I pp.127-135., and A. Sassoon, The J. Paul Getty : Vincennes and Sèvres Porcelain, p. 12 -16 19 for discussion on this pot pourri shape.

Interestingly, one of the underside’s of the base is glazed, whilst the other is unglazed.
Condition Replacement covers made in the 19th century (one restored)