A Paris trio
Lot 243
A group of Paris tea and coffee wares painted by William Billingsley circa 1799-1808
Sold for £1,440 (US$ 2,192) inc. premium

Lot Details
A group of Paris tea and coffee wares painted by William Billingsley
circa 1799-1808
comprising three coffee cans, two saucers and a teacup, the cans and cup
painted in sepia monochrome with views of a distinctive country house with a central Venetian window flanked by two bays, all pieces with elaborately gilded borders painted with pink rose sprigs in Billingsley's distinctive style, saucers 13.2cm diam, one saucer with de la Courtille mark in underglaze blue (cans and cup with some losses and damages) (6)

Footnotes

  • Three of the four landscapes painted on pieces within this lot show the house painted from a slightly different viewpoint to those on the teapot and cover. Again, none of the views are titled. It is likely that the set predates the Dr Boot service. When he subsequently painted the Dr Boot saucer dish illustrated here, Billingsley probably re-used a scene that he had laboriously repeated many times on the present set
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