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A SEVRES PORCELAIN PLATE (ASSIETTE ‘UNIE’) AND ICE-CUP STAND (SOUCOUPE A PIED) FROM A 'SERVICE A RUBANS BLEU CELESTE'
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A SEVRES PORCELAIN PLATE (ASSIETTE ‘UNIE’) AND ICE-CUP STAND (SOUCOUPE A PIED) FROM A 'SERVICE A RUBANS BLEU CELESTE'

CIRCA 1770, BOTH WITH INTERLACED L’S ENCLOSING DATE LETTER R AND PAINTER’S MARKS FOR FRANÇOIS MICAUD PERE, THE STAND INCISED Y

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A SEVRES PORCELAIN PLATE (ASSIETTE ‘UNIE’) AND ICE-CUP STAND (SOUCOUPE A PIED) FROM A 'SERVICE A RUBANS BLEU CELESTE'
CIRCA 1770, BOTH WITH INTERLACED L’S ENCLOSING DATE LETTER R AND PAINTER’S MARKS FOR FRANÇOIS MICAUD PERE, THE STAND INCISED Y
Painted with roses and flower garlands encircled and entwined with a shaded turquoise ribbon, the plate with an additional shaded turquoise band to the center; together with a plate with decoration similar to the ice-cup stand
9 ¾ in. (24.6 cm.) diameter, the largest plate
Provenance
Almost certainly delivered to Monsieur Dulac during the second half of 1770 (the plate with additional band to center).
Either from a service delivered to Monsieur le cavalier Lambert or from a service delivered to Monsieur Buffault, likely on behalf of Madame du Barry, 1770 (the stand).
With Lévy-Lacaze, Paris, 1971 (the stand) and 1974 (the similarly decorated plate).
The Christner Collection; Christie’s, New York, New York, 9 June 1979, lot 201 (the plate with additional band to center).
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There were three deliveries of services in the 'rubans bleu céleste' pattern in 1770, the year the ice-cup stand and plate were produced. The plate, with its additional central band is almost certainly from the service delivered to Monsieur Dulac during the second half of 1770. The ice-cup stand could be from either a service delivered to Monsieur le cavalier Lambert or from a service delivered to Monsieur Buffault, likely on behalf of Madame du Barry, as a supplement to the service ordered in 1769.

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