lot 40

A near pair of Sèvres plates (assiettes) c.1793-1800, painted by Hirel de Choisy and Mme Gérard with a central panel of roses within a border of further flowers linked by leaf swags, reserved on a bleu celeste ground, script Sèvres marks and painter's marks, some wear, 24.5cm. (2) Cf. Victoria & Albert Museum, Accession No. C.239-1921 for a similar dish. The service was sold at Sotheby's in 1931, property of Francis Mills of Bisterne Manor, Ringwood, Hampshire.