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Enchères - La Collection Edouard Cochet
Edouard Cochet Collection 5,34 M€
This month, the last two sales in the dispersion of Édouard Cochet's silverwork and ceramic collection took place. This oil magnate was an engineer and geologist, who in the Sixties perfected a search technique based on the analysis of drilling sludge. He was also a demanding art-lover with a discerning eye - as witness the €5,341,447 totalled since last November by the five sales needed to auction off these collections. The reigning speciality of the collection, silverware from the 17th and 18th centuries, raised €549,052 at this last sale. Provincial silverwork was in the
spotlight with €40,900 for a tripod silver coffee pot from Toulouse (illustrated) by Barthélémy Samson, engraved with arms of marriage. It is chased with shells, acanthus leaves and branches of flowering rose bushes, and has a wooden handle on the side. Bordeaux scored €18,600 with a pair of plain candlesticks (560 g - 1684-1687) by Antoine Feydeu. With
a square canted base and baluster shaft, these are emphasised with simple fillets. We leave the wine slopes for Besançon, with the €19,800 fetched by a silver teapot (487 g - 1743) by Jean-François Mâle, engraved at a later date with arms and a motto. Standing on a plaque, it has a very sober model, the lid emphasised with gadroons, the handle attachments in the form of griffin's heads with fleurons and gadroons, repeated around the spout, with a plume. Paris was nonetheless in the running, with €17,300 for an austere ewer in plain silver (790 g - 1728-1729) by Antoine Bingant and €12,000 for a silver covered bowl (1.3 kg - 1755-1756) by Michel Delapierre with an appliqué flowering branch and rocaille decoration.

 

€38 415 
China, Compagnie des Indes, Qianlong period (1735-1796), polychrome porcelain dish decorated with a scene after a mezzo-tint by Dusart, diam. 35.4 cm.
Paris – Drouot - Room 10, 10 November 2011. Fraysse & Associés auction house. Mr. Vandermeersch.
Nevers : 44 500 euros
Ceramics closed the proceedings with French and European earthenware, which raised a total of €773,484. Nevers took first place, garnering eight five-figure bids. €55,150 went to a scalloped rim polychrome salad bowl with "pont de Nevers" (illustrated) decoration, and the inscription "Étienne Maurice 1790", also featuring a fleet of boats in front of the town – a rarity in this type of model. A salad bowl with polychrome revolutionary decoration and the inscription "Jean duc 1792 mari, duc", with symbols of the three orders, fetched €43,400. The Musée Carnavalet has another model in the name of Jean Duc, dated 1793. The salad bowl of c.1800 decorated with a military troop led to a battle, and was finally carried off for €38,400. A revolutionary patronymic jug from 1793, with a Virgin and Child holding a pike with a Phrygian cap, pulverised its estimate at €22,300. With the other earthenware centres, we start with €24,780 for a Niderviller terrine dish from c. 1750 in the form of a naturalistically treated boar's head. Rouen saw a pair of helmet jugs of c. 1710-1720 by Poterat triple their estimate at €18,600. These have a monochrome decoration of twining ironwork and foliage with bearded masks under the spout, emphasised with the arms of marriage of the Estampes and Chalons families. Sylvain Alliod.
Sylvain Alliod
€210 664
Louis II Samson (1710-1781), Toulouse, 1763, silver ewer with the arms of the families Mengaud de Lattage and Delmas de Boissière. h. 24 cm, weight: 1.032 kg.
Paris - Drouot - Room 10, 9 November 2011, Fraysse & Associés auction house. Mr. de Sevin.
Jeudi 9 février, salle 1 – Drouot Richelieu.
Fraysse & Associés SVV. M. Vandermeersch.
La Gazette Internatioanl 12 - March 2012 - Sylvain Alliod

Cochet Collection: key figures

Silverwork: €3,961,313 .
9 November and 7 December 2011, 8 February 2012
€210,664 Louis II Samson (1710-1781), Toulouse, 1763,
silver ewer with the arms of the families Mengaud de
Lattage and Delmas de Boissière.

Céramics: €1,380,134
10 November 2011 and 9 February 2012
€61,960 Germany, Meissen, c. 1745, pair of wolf and
she-wolf statuettes in porcelain.

€61,960 Germany, Meissen, c.1745, pair of wolf and she-wolf statuettes in porcelain with natural decoration stamped "KHC", h.15 cm.
Paris - Drouot- Room 10, 10 November 2011, Fraysse & Associés auction house.
Mr. Vandermeersch.
€40,900 Silver tripod coffee pot by the master silversmith Barthélémy Samson, admitted as master in 1757, engraved with arms of marriage. Toulouse, 1772, h. 23.5 cm, 929 g.
€55,150 Nevers, large salad bowl with scalloped rim and polychrome "au pont de Nevers" (Nevers Bridge) decoration, late 18th century, Diam. 35.5 cm.
€192,100 Pair of silver and vermeil saltcellars in their original setting. Master silversmith Jean Charles Roquillet Desnoyer, admitted in 1772. Paris, 1773-1774.
H. 8.5 cm, weight: 725 g.

Paris - Drouot - Room 10, 9 November 2011, Fraysse & Associés auction house. Mr. de Sevin.
€68,156 Pair of small silver candlesticks by master silversmith Michel Masson, admitted as master in in 1679. Lille, 1689. H.13 cm - Weight: 449 g.
Paris - Drouot - Room 10, 9 November 2011, Fraysse & Associés auction house. Mr. de Sevin.
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