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    Sale 12035

    Christie's Interiors

    6 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 153

    A LIMOGES SEVRES-STYLE TURQUOISE-GROUND PART DINNER-SERVICE

    1960, PRINTED BLACK AND GREEN LIMOGES MARKS, GILT SCRIPT ANCIENNE FABRIQUE ROYALE/LIMOGES/DECOR EPOQUE L.H.V./DECORANT UNE PIECE D'APPARAT/OFFERTE POUR SON MARIAGE A/S.A.R. LA PRINCESSE MARGARET/MAI 1960

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    A LIMOGES SEVRES-STYLE TURQUOISE-GROUND PART DINNER-SERVICE
    1960, PRINTED BLACK AND GREEN LIMOGES MARKS, GILT SCRIPT ANCIENNE FABRIQUE ROYALE/LIMOGES/DECOR EPOQUE L.H.V./DECORANT UNE PIECE D'APPARAT/OFFERTE POUR SON MARIAGE A/S.A.R. LA PRINCESSE MARGARET/MAI 1960
    Printed with vignettes of exotic birds in landscape, after d'Artois, within shaped borders of three quatrefoil cartouches of bouquets issuing gilt leafy branches, within gilt rims, comprising: a two-handled circular tureen, cover and stand, a double-lipped sauceboat on fixed stand; a footed circular bowl; a circular bowl; a circular dish; two shaped oval meat dishes; two shaped oval dishes; twenty-four dinner-plates; twelve soup-plates; twelve entreé plates; twelve side-plates; a coffee-pot and cover; a sugar basin and cover; a milk-jug and eleven teacups and saucers


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    This Limoges service was one of a pair commissioned as a gift from France to Princess Margaret on her marriage to Lord Snowdon in 1960. As a reserve service it was kept should there be any breakages to the gifted service; it was eventually sold in 1978 when the factory closed.

    Cf. Property from the Collection of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Vol. II: Silver, Furniture and Works of Art, Christie's King Street, Wednesday 14th June 2006, lot 763, for a tureen from the service.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note, there are eleven teacups rather than twelve as stated in the printed catalogue