" Writing Case Louis XVI With Plate And Buckets In Sèvres"Description:
Chiseled and gilded bronze, painted and gilded porcelain.
This very beautiful writing case is made up of a large bronze ingot mold on fluted column feet at the front and fluted tops at the back.
Cabochon and friezes in rope, post frieze ... adorn the mold. A large porcelain plate is the tray of this writing case, the three bowls in a bowl have a conical cover.
The bronze mounts of the inkwells (base, hinge) are richly decorated with friezes and four foliage spandrels, the lids are shaped like open berry buds.
The porcelain has a celadon background dotted with white ocelli with blue points, on the cups, reserves with friezes of gilded foliage surrounds attributes of Music. On the stage a scene represents Cupid freeing a bird from its cage.
The patterns of the reserves painted in light purple are finely detailed despite their very small size, confirming the quality of Sèvres.
Signed under the plate with the date letter A (1753)
A very similar model (entirely in bronze) is in the Nissim de Camondo museum in Paris. In addition, an inkwell of this model was used for the signing of the Treaty of Tilsit in 1807 between Napoleon I and Tsar Alexander I.
Excellent state, one of the three tops was repaired a long time ago, it is invisible.
length: 37 cm , deep: 23 cm , height: 18 cm
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