TWELVE TOURNAI PORCELAIN (THE HAGUE-DECORATED) SOUP PLATES AND TWELVE DINNER PLATES
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
Provenance
Acquired from Mrs. Mary J. McShane in 1953.
Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection.

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Lot Essay

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. 

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