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    Sale 12187

    Opulence

    10 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 95

    A SET OF EIGHT ROYAL CROWN DERBY PORCELAIN PARCEL-GILT PLATES

    DATED 1902-1903, PUCE PRINTED CROWNED MONOGRAM AND IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARKS, VARIOUS IMPRESSED NUMERALS, IRON-RED PAINTED PATTERN NO. F318, RETAILER'S MARK FOR TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, SIGNED LEROY

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    A SET OF EIGHT ROYAL CROWN DERBY PORCELAIN PARCEL-GILT PLATES
    DATED 1902-1903, PUCE PRINTED CROWNED MONOGRAM AND IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARKS, VARIOUS IMPRESSED NUMERALS, IRON-RED PAINTED PATTERN NO. F318, RETAILER'S MARK FOR TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, SIGNED LEROY
    Each with a broad elaborately tooled raised gilt-paste border and three quatrefoil cartouches finely painted with pink rose sprays
    10 in. (25.5 cm.) diameter


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    Désiré Leroy apprenticed at the Sèvres factory in the mid-19th century. At the age of 38, he moved from France to take an appointment at Minton. In 1890, he was engaged and given his own studio by Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company where he remained until his death in 1908. A contemporary commentator described his work 'as deserving of great praise...These for neatness, delicate manipulation, and artistic refinement, cannot be surpassed, and this is the character of all his work.' See Twitchett and Bailey, Royal Crown Derby, New York, 1987, p. 84-86 for a discussion on Leroy's distinguished career.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR