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A SÈVRES CUP AND SOCKETED SAUCER (GOBELET ET SOUCOUPE 'ENFONCÉ')

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A SÈVRES CUP AND SOCKETED SAUCER (GOBELET ET SOUCOUPE 'ENFONCÉ')
BLUE INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSING DATE LETTER K FOR 1762, PAINTER'S SCRIPT N FOR ALONCLE

Painted with birds displaying in landscapes, reserved within oval cartouches outlined with ciselé gilt flowering vines, gilt dentil edges--6in. (15.2cm.) diam, the saucer (2)
Provenance
G. Winthrop Brown, New Hampshire
By descent through the family

Lot Essay

Cf. Rosalind Savill, The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of the Sèvres Porcelain, London, 1988, vol. II, pp. 674-675 for a discussion of the shape which was produced in two sizes

The socketed saucer, introduced in 1759, is often confused with a trembleuse saucer. The latter refers to a saucer, often found in a travelling service, with a raised lip encircling the cup emplacement.
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