07-10-2010 07-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2513 Boston
July 10, 2010 10:00 AMCalender
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Sevres Porcelain Gold-rimmed Partial Tea and Coffee Service

$1,067$900
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2513 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 10, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Sevres Porcelain Gold-rimmed Partial Tea and Coffee Service, mid/late 19th century, all decorated in gold with Napoleonic N cipher topped by a coronet, comprising coffeepot (ht. 9), teapot, creamer, covered sugar, sugar bowl lacking lid, two teacups and saucers, covered bowl, low footed bowl, and two cake plates (dia. 9 1/4), sold with similarly cipher-decorated glassware including a pair of opaline finger bowls, and a pair of colorless glass decanter (ht. 11 1/4 in.).

Provenance: Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, Massachusetts. By repute, from the household of Napoleon III as collected by Mr. and Mrs. Knyvet Winthrop Sears, parents of Clara Endicott Sears.
Estimate $400-600

Overall very good to excellent condition. Very, very minor wear to gilt, mostly none at all; small unexplained crack to side of teapot and cover lacking to larger sugar bowl.

Keywords

Sevres Porcelain Gold-rimmed Partial Tea and Coffee Service, Fruitlands Museum, Massachusetts, Napoleon III, Clara Endicott Sears, Knyvet Winthrop Sears