Sèvres teapot with a bleu céleste ground and trophies by Buteux, 1761

Théière Calabre, probably fifth size

Height 10.0 cm, length 12.8 cm

Interlaced Ls, date-letter H for 1761, painter’s mark an anchor for Charles Buteux (active 1756-1782)

Bleu céleste ground, trophies: on one side, a shell with water, a quiver of arrows and a lighted torch, on the other, a flute, a pipe, a shepherd’s crook and a straw hat; on the spout, three arrows tied with a ribbon.

Provenance: Sotheby’s New York, 5 November 1998, lot 148.

Tiny chip to spout.