A Sèvres green-ground cup, saucer and tray, circa 1760

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Lot 118
A Sèvres green-ground cup, saucer and tray, circa 1760

Sold for £ 7,500 (US$ 9,441) inc. premium
A Sèvres green-ground cup, saucer and tray, circa 1760
Déjeuner 'carré plein' of the third size, the green ground reserved with panels of birds in landscapes within gilt foliate and floral scrollwork and trellis-pattern cartouches, the rims with gilt dentil borders, the tray: 11cm across, interlaced LL monograms in blue, unidentified painter's marks '&' in blue and incised marks (small chip to outside corner of tray) (3)

Footnotes

  • The plateau 'carré' with plain sides first started being produced in 1753 at Vincennes. However, the full déjeuner 'carré plein' did not come into production until 1755. It was available in three sizes, the second and third sizes being produced most often. Purchasers included Madame Victoire, the dauphine, Madame Infante, Louis XV and Madame Pompadour, who bought fourteen examples alone in 1762. For more details, see R. Savill, The Wallace Collection, Catalogue of Sèvres Porcelain, vol II (1988), pp. 585ff.

    Other complete surviving sets can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Wrightsman Colelction, Waddesdon Manor, the Musée National de Céramiques and the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris.
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A Sèvres green-ground cup, saucer and tray, circa 1760
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