The Wallace Collection

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  • Mustard Pot
  • Moutardier
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Possibly François-Joseph Huré (1760 - 1814), Painter, (ground colour)
    La France (1758 - 1839), Gilder
    Jean-Nicolas Bastin (+1785), (mounts)
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1780 - 1783 (porcelain)
    1781 - 1783 (silver-gilt mounts)
  • Soft-paste porcelain, gilded with silver-gilt mouts
  • Object size: 13.6 x 8.8 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls
    Painter's mark: A crown, possibly the mark of the ground-colour painter François-Joseph Huré
    Gilder's mark: 'LF' for André-(or Auguste-) Joseph Foinet, called La France
    Maker's mark: For Jean-Nicolas Bastin
    Charge mark: Illegible
    Warden's mark: For Paris, 1781-1782
    Discharge mark: For the sous-fermier Henry Clavel, for small objects, 1781-1783
    Discharge mark: For the sous-fermier Henry Clavel, for medium-sized objects, 1781-1783
    Mark: Countermark of Henry Clavel, 1783-1789
  • C469
  • Study
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  • Mustard pot forming a set with salt cellars (C470-C471). The porcelain components of these unusual pieces were especially commissioned from the Sèvres factory by the goldsmith Jean-Nicolas Bastin. He specialized in mounting rock crystal and other materials in a cage-work of silver gilt and presumably devised these forms to suit his own overall designs. The forms are quite different from the factory’s usual mustard pots and salt-cellars in dinner services which do not require metal mounts.