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A SÈVRES RETICULATED CUP STAND (PLATEAU CARRÉ AJOURE)
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN 
A SÈVRES RETICULATED CUP STAND (PLATEAU CARRÉ AJOURE)

BLUE INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING LETTER F FOR 1758, PAINTER'S MARKS FOR CORNAILLES AND TANDART, INCISED ADDORSED P'S WITH A COMMON STEM AND 6C

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A SÈVRES RETICULATED CUP STAND (PLATEAU CARRÉ AJOURE)
BLUE INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING LETTER F FOR 1758, PAINTER'S MARKS FOR CORNAILLES AND TANDART, INCISED ADDORSED P'S WITH A COMMON STEM AND 6c
Painted with scattered single blossoms reserved on the dark blue ground within shaped circular panels to form a honeycomb, the blue ground edged in gilt to form oval 'beads' at each side of each panel and further enriched in gilt with a single oeil-de-perdrix centering the lozenge formed at the junction of each cell, the gallery pierced and enriched in gilt as a Vitruvian scroll and tulip blossoms, the reverse inversely decorated
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) square
Provenance
The Hillingdon Collection, acquired by Sir Charles Mills, Bt. (1792-1872) or his son Sir Charles Henry Mills, 1st Baron Hillingdon of Hillingdon (1830-1898).
By descent through the family.
The Estate of Phoebe, Lady Hillingdon, 2003.
With Adrian Sassoon, London.
The Spiegel Collection, Hawaii.
with Richard Proudman, Los Angeles.

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For a similar example with a trellis of bow-tied gilt-edged blue ribbons enclosing the flowerheads and acquired from Christie's Paris at the estate sale of Charles-Otto Zieseniss, see The Property of a Gentleman, Christie's New York, 18 May 2006, lot 543.
Antoine-Toussaint Cornailles is recorded at Sèvres as a flower-painter and a gilder, active 1755-1800; Jean-Baptiste Tandart l'aîné as a flower painter, active 1754-1800.

The present small tray, designed to support a single cup and saucer, was once part of the legendary Hillingdon Collection of Sèvres porcelain and French 18th century furniture with Sèvres porcelain plaques, formed by Sir Charles Mills Bt. (1792-1872) and his son Sir Charles Henry Mills, 1st Lord Hillingdon (1830-1898) of Hillingdon Court. The collection descended through the family, with portions sold through auction (Christie's London, 25 March 1968) and privately. One of the more important sales was of the Hillington collection of Sèvres vases sold to Joseph Duveen in 1936, by him to the Samuel Kress Foundation in the 1950's, and subsequently acquired by the Metropolitan Museum. In recent years, the noted dealer Adrian Sassoon has been the conduit for many pieces retained by the Hillingdon Heirlooms Trust.

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