The Judith Howard Collection - 04 Feb 2020


A Sèvres plate (assiette) from the Ferdinand Service date code for 1785

£2,000 - £3,000 £7,000

A Sèvres plate (assiette) from the Ferdinand Service date code for 1785, painted by Edmé-François Bouillat, the well with a spray of pink roses reserved on a purplish ground within a border of pearls, the rim with three oval panels of flowers within gilt borders on a bleu celeste ground with further gilt garlands, blue interlaced Ls mark with date letters HH to one side and painter's mark Y to the other, gilder's mark for Chauvaux, 24.2cm.

This service was gifted to Karl Anton Joseph Johann Stanislaus, Archduke of Austria and Viceroy of Lombardy, older brother of Marie-Antoinette, by Louis XVI. He visited Paris between May and August, 1786 with his consort Maria Beatrice, Duchess of Massa and Princess of Carrara, they travelled under the assumed names of Comte and Comtesse de Nellembourg.

Provenance: purchased from the Fine Arts Gallery, Bournemouth, 17th October 1985.

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