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A PAIR OF SEVRES CUPS AND SAUCERS (TASSE 'COBEA' ET SON SOUCOUPE)
A PAIR OF SEVRES CUPS AND SAUCERS (TASSE 'COBEA' ET SON SOUCOUPE)

1813-1816, BLUE STENCILLED INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING SEVRES AND FLEUR-DE-LYS MARK AND INCISED H TO EACH, ONE CUP AND SAUCER INCISED WITH DATE CYPHER CZ, THE OTHER SZ, GILDER'S MC: 20 J AND INDECIPHERABLE DATE TO BOTH CUPS

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A PAIR OF SEVRES CUPS AND SAUCERS (TASSE 'COBEA' ET SON SOUCOUPE)
1813-1816, BLUE STENCILLED INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING SEVRES AND FLEUR-DE-LYS MARK AND INCISED H TO EACH, ONE CUP AND SAUCER INCISED WITH DATE CYPHER CZ, THE OTHER SZ, GILDER'S MC: 20 J AND INDECIPHERABLE DATE TO BOTH CUPS
Each cup and saucer formed as bell-shape cobaea blossom, painted in purple and green and enriched in gilt
5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diameter, the saucers (4)
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Please note, the date line in the printed catalogue should read:

1813-1816, BLUE STENCILLED INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING SEVRES AND FLEUR-DE-LYS MARK AND INCISED H TO EACH, ONE CUP AND SAUCER INCISED WITH DATE CYPHER CZ, THE OTHER SZ, GILDER'S MC: 20 J AND INDECIPHERABLE DATE TO BOTH CUPS

Lot Essay

According to the factory archives, the present cups were first modelled in 1813 as part of a complete dejeuner presented to the comtesse de Beauveau on 1 January 1814.
The service was named déjeuner 'de formes variees', comprising a cup, sugar bowl, cream jug, and teapot and round tray. Because of its popularity, Sèrves continued to produce some of the individual pieces, such as the teapot and the tasse 'cobea' into the 1830s. See also Tamara Préaud, The Serves Porcelain Manufactory, New Haven and London 1997, page 201.

Caption:
Designs for Elements in a Déjeuner, 1813
Courtesy of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Collections
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