PAIR FINE FRENCH SEVRES BIRD FORM PLATES Celeste Blue, Fine Antiques Circa 1860. This rare antique pair of antique Sevres cabinet form plates.Has celeste bleu (turquoise blue) with a hint of green, and gold gilded borders. Are beautifully modeled with scalloped rims and scrolled edges.
Have gilded rims, blue and gold border reserve floral cavettos with stylized gilded trim and band. Have wonderful large ornithological style handpainted central reserves. The masterful intricate paintings depict lovely scenes of birds in natural settings painted by master artists; - have plate backs, or undersides, that are well glazed in white. On one plate, and the other is blank. Are quite deep, and are also known as soup plates.
It may be that that the plates were Sevres factory blanks that were decorated outside of the Sevres factory. These beautiful form plates are ornately hand painted by master artists, and are superbly decorated. Dimensions (each): 9.7 Long X 9.7 Wide X 1.8 Deep.
The estimated date is circa 1860. This work is offered from the personal collection of an esteemed collector/ dealer who owned antique shops for over 30 years located in Palm Beach and Nantucket. This pair of FRENCH SEVRES BIRD FORM PLATES is in very good condition. Condition status includes normal wear and rubbing, glaze losses, firing flaws, minor crazing and fretting. Overall, this pair of form plates is sound, having no chips, cracks, or major defects, and having had no apparent repairs or restorations.
Please see all photos which are a part of this description. A quote from my article. It is said that a seasoned and experienced Sevres collector can identify an item without ever turning the piece over based on the object, its artistry and its artistic merit.
Collecting Sevres can be a challenging matter, and there are many pitfalls to the novice collector. One of the most difficult things for a collector to do is to reliably collect antique porcelain that is legitimately Sevres.Expert artists outside the factory often acquired and decorated porcelain blanks and factory seconds. There was a large cottage industry throughout Europe producing Sevres-type items or knock offs. Forgeries and reproductions do abound- the blue double L mark is one of the most copied marks on antique porcelain. In order to learn more about Sevres porcelain, study specialty books, visit museums, and visit shops and dealers specializing in Sevres. Please bookmark this work; Listing Category and List Price are subject to change.
If you see something wrong in a listing, please send me a message and let me know and I will address the situation accordingly. The item "PAIR FINE FRENCH SEVRES BIRD FORM PLATES Celeste Blue, Fine Antiques Circa 1860" is in sale since Tuesday, May 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Plates & Chargers".The seller is "fleurman" and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.