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    Sale 1790

    Property From The Estate Of Robin Roberts

    18 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 458

    A UNIQUE MODERN LIMOGES (BERNARDAUD) PART SERVICE

    DESIGNED IN 1983, GOLD PRINTED BACK STAMP AND DESCRIPTIVE NOTE IN FRENCH

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    A UNIQUE MODERN LIMOGES (BERNARDAUD) PART SERVICE
    Designed in 1983, gold printed back stamp and descriptive note in French
    The streamline forms with shaped loop handles, the convex borders resist-decorated in brown with variant striated patterns in imitation of moiré silk, gilt line rims, comprising:
    An oval soup tureen and cover
    Two oval vegetable dishes and covers
    Two double-lipped sauceboats on fixed stands
    An oval fish platter
    Nine graduated oval platters in six sizes
    Two deep circular platters
    Two circular platters
    A flat circular tray
    A two-handled circular dish
    A bombé salad bowl
    A shallow bowl
    Sixteen dinner plates
    Eighteen side plates
    Eighteen crescent-shape salad plates
    Eighteen soup plates
    Nineteen two-handled soup cups and eighteen stands
    Sixteen dessert/salad plates
    Eighteen dessert bowls
    A rectangular cake tray
    A pear-shape coffee-pot and cover
    A pear-shape teapot and cover
    A baluster-form cream-jug
    A bombé sugar-bowl and cover
    A cylindrical coffee-pot and cover
    A cylindrical milk-jug
    A cylindrical cream-jug
    A cylindrical two-handled sugar-bowl and cover
    Seventeen bombé breakfast or large teacups and eighteen saucers
    Seventeen coffee-cans and saucers
    Seventeen demitasse cups and eighteen saucers (204)


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    The 'Moire' pattern was designed for Clarence House and produced by the noted Limoges porcelain manufacturer, Bernardaud, in blue and pink. The present service is a unique example in brown, produced expressly for Robin Roberts as noted in French on the bottom of each piece: Ce service "MOIRE BRONZE" a été exécuté spécialement et en un seul exemplaire pour Monsieur ROBIN ROBERTS. (This "Moire Bronze" service has been produced as a unique special order for Mr. Robin Roberts).