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A SEVRES PORCELAIN CUP, COVER AND SAUCER (GOBELET 'CALABRE', SON COUVERCLE ET SA SOU-TASSE, 2EME GRANDEUR)
A SEVRES PORCELAIN CUP, COVER AND SAUCER (GOBELET 'CALABRE', SON COUVERCLE ET SA SOU-TASSE, 2EME GRANDEUR)

BLUE INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSONG DATE LETTER G FOR 1759-1760, PAINTER'S MARK FOR ALONCLE

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A SEVRES PORCELAIN CUP, COVER AND SAUCER (GOBELET 'CALABRE', SON COUVERCLE ET SA SOU-TASSE, 2EME GRANDEUR)
BLUE INTERLACED L'S ENCLOSONG DATE LETTER G FOR 1759-1760, PAINTER'S MARK FOR ALONCLE
The cup and saucer finely painted with a bird with outspread wings within a landscape vignette, the borders and cover with bleu mosaïque alternate with a flower spray, gilt dentil rims
5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) diameter, the stand (3)
Provenance
The Jacques and Henriette Schumann Collection; Christie's, Paris, 30 September 2003, lot 346.

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The present border, first made fashionable by Mme de Pompadour in the 1750s, was used on a service made for the Elector of Palatine in 1760. See White Gold: 18th Century Porcelain from Vincennes and Sèvres, Christie's, London, 12 May 2010, lots 241-243 for a discussion of the pattern and its association with the king's favorite and a great patron of the porcelain factory.

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