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    Sale 2034

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 31

    A ROYAL CROWN DERBY 'JEWELED' TURQUOISE-GROUND CUP AND SAUCER

    DATE CYPHER FOR 1903, PUCE CROWNED MONOGRAM AND IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARKS, IMPRESSED 3-6, IRON-RED PATTERN NO. 7290, PUCE RETAILER'S MARK FOR GILMAN COLLAMORE & CO., NEW YORK, SIGNED LEROY

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    A ROYAL CROWN DERBY 'JEWELED' TURQUOISE-GROUND CUP AND SAUCER
    DATE CYPHER FOR 1903, PUCE CROWNED MONOGRAM AND IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARKS, IMPRESSED 3-6, IRON-RED PATTERN NO. 7290, PUCE RETAILER'S MARK FOR GILMAN COLLAMORE & CO., NEW YORK, SIGNED LEROY
    The rims suspending gilt tasseled lappets, decorated with beaded gilt oeil-de-perdrix bands interrupted by cartouches of finely painted rose-sprays within raised gilt scroll surrounds, flanked by floral swags enclosing gilt stippled panels
    4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) diameter, the saucer (2)


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    Cups and saucers painted by Désiré Leroy are incredibly rare. As a writer for The Pall Mall Magazine, December 1906, stated 'there can be little doubt that when [Leroy's] work is 'antique' it will be worth its weight in gold, for everything that comes from his cunning hand is a unique gem of art itself.' For a further discussion of the artist, see the note to lot 33.