lot 208

A Sèvres ecuelle stand (plateau nouvelle forme) date code for 1781, painted by Claude-Charles Gerard with two kidney-shaped panels of Classical bacchanalian figures, one couple scribing into tree bark, the others reclining in a glade, an eagle with a firebolt just visible, reserved on a bleu nouveau ground with elaborate gilt scrolls, and a Sèvres plate (assiette), c.1800, painted with the figure of Uranie clutching the newly discovered planet of Uranus, within a bleu nouveau border with later gilt decoration, blue interlaced Ls marks, the plate broken and restuck, 24.2cm max. (2)