A Sèvres stand (plateau Bouret) from the Attribus et groseilles service for Louis XV c.1770-74, the lobed triangular form painted with three vignettes of trophies including a rake, sickle and cornucopia, a spade and basket of grapes, and a telescope, chart and drawing callipers, between gilt sprays of fruiting currant, all enclosed in simple blue foliate scrolls and encircling a small floral wreath, 21cm.
Provenance: purchased from Robert McPherson, 21st January 1989.
Louis XV purchased in 1771, 1772 and 1773 a number of plateaux Bouret, compoters and saladiers described as 'attribus et groseilles', a style of decoration that was rather out of date at this time. The original service appears to have been ordered in 1763, but it is likely that this stand (and the one in the next lot) was one of six ordered on 13th June 1772. An ice cup from the same service, formerly in the Goldblatt Collection, is now at the Bowes Museum.