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EDME FRANÇOIS ALEXANDRE COUTY (1852-1931) COUTY" COUVERED CUP OR PRIX DE SÈVRES Award of excellence intended for the laureates of the Group of the Fine Arts of the World Fair of 1878. Hard white porcelain "paste on paste", blue and gold, with very rich decoration, in the Renaissance taste, of lambrequins, balusters, friezes of flowers and foliage, garlands of fruits, friezes of acanthus and scales. Inscription in a gilded cartouche: "EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE INTERNATIONALE MDCCCLXXVIII, PARIS" Model designed by Edme COUTY. He became director of the workshops of decoration of the Manufacture of Sevres of 1908 to 1918. He had Jean FALIZE for pupil. Decoration attributed to the gilder decorator François HALLION (born in 1835). Gilder and decorator at Sèvres from 1864 to 1881, he became head of the decoration workshops from 1881 to 1896. Marks of Sèvres "Decorated at Sèvres" and date "S 79" under the foot. 1879. Height. 52 cm ; Diameter. 28 cm. Very small shock to the gilded thread on the lid. PROVENANCE. . Former collection of Émile Delaune, painter and engraver, Grand Prix of the Exposition Universelle of 1900 in the category Engravers-Printers. He was one of the first directors of the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, founded in 1904. Delaune family . Last descendant Eugène Charles Delaune. PERMANENT COLLECTIONS. . A close copy is kept at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Gift of the Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, 1990. . Drawing of the form of the model kept in the archives of the Musée de la Céramique in Sèvres. Inventory number 2012.1.5539. BIBLIOGRAPHY. . In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Winter 1998-1999, v. 56, no. 3, Charlotte Gere, European Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1850-1900. p. 43. WORKS TO REPROPRIATE. . Cybele Cup, made for the 1878 World's Fair, housed in the Musée du Petit Palais, Paris. . After the realization of the Cybele cup, the French government ordered 60 vases and 120 cups intended for the exhibitors who obtained the first prices.

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