A Paris (La Courtille) saucer dish and a coffee can and saucer by William Billingsley, circa 1808
Lot 210
A Paris (La Courtille) saucer dish and a coffee can and saucer by William Billingsley, circa 1808
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,676) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Paris (La Courtille) saucer dish and a coffee can and saucer by William Billingsley, circa 1808
Painted in sepia monochrome by William Billingsley at Brampton with titled topographical views, the circular panels with gilded foliate borders suspended on the white ground with gilded ribbons, the saucer dish with a view titled 'Near Milldale, Staffordshire', 22.6cm diam, mark in blue, title in Billingsley's hand (slight wear), the coffee can and saucer with 'Near Wichover, Staffordshire' and 'A view in Dovedale, Derbyshire', saucer 13cm diam, crossed arrow mark in underglaze blue, titles in Billingsley's hand (slight wear, saucer damaged) (3)

Footnotes

  • The pattern is similar to that on the Dr Boot service, reputedly left by Billingsley with a relative when passing through Derby in 1808. See C L Exley, A History of the Torksey and Mansfield China Factories (1970), p.24 for further discussion. The circular panels on the present lot are flanked by foliate garlands, however, in a similar manner to the teacup and saucer illustrated on p.32 and there appear to be a number of related services similarly painted by Billingsley on La Courtille porcelain. A related coffee can, painted with a view of the Hafod estate in Cardiganshire, was sold in these rooms 18 April 2012, lot 273.
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