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    Sale 3786

    The Collection of Carroll Petrie & European Decorative Arts from the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, including the Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection

    31 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1297

    TWELVE TOURNAI PORCELAIN (THE HAGUE-DECORATED) SOUP PLATES AND TWELVE DINNER PLATES

    CIRCA 1770, THE TWELVE SOUP PLATES WITH PSEUDO BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS AND DOT MARK, INCISED L, THE TWELVE PLATES WITH BLUE STORK MARKS, THE BIRD DECORATION BY THE LYNCKER WORKSHOP

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    TWELVE TOURNAI PORCELAIN (THE HAGUE-DECORATED) SOUP PLATES AND TWELVE DINNER PLATES
    CIRCA 1770, THE TWELVE SOUP PLATES WITH PSEUDO BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS AND DOT MARK, INCISED L, THE TWELVE PLATES WITH BLUE STORK MARKS, THE BIRD DECORATION BY THE LYNCKER WORKSHOP
    Each center with a polychrome vignette of fowl in landscapes, the molded border with four cartouches of monochrome blue bouquets
    9 5/8 in. (24.4 cm.) diameter


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    See related examples in J. Lemaire, "Les décors d'oiseaux à la manufacture de Tournai", in Exhibition catalogue, Des porcelaines et des oiseaux, Tournai, 1994, p. 154, fig. 181 and a discussion of the use of the blue crossed swords mark at Tournai, p.157, fig. 187. Other pieces from this unusual service, painted with birds and gilt in the Lyncker workshop, are in the collection of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague.  Our thanks to Constance Scholten for her help in identifying this service. 

    Provenance

    Acquired from Mrs. Mary J. McShane in 1953.
    Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection.