AN ASSEMBLED PARIS PORCELAIN PART DINNER AND DESSERT SERVICE IN THE 'BOURBON SPRIG' PATTERN
CIRCA 1781-1820, MOST PIECES WITH A RED CROWNED AG MONOGRAM MARK FOR THE DUC D’ANGOULÊME’S FACTORY ON THE RUE DU BONDY, THE TEA SERVICE WITH A STENCILED RED CROWNED A MARK FOR THE QUEEN’S FACTORY, A SQUARE DISH AND TEN COFFEE-CUPS WITH THE UNDERGLAZE BLUE CROSSED TORCH MARK FOR LOCRÉ, LATER SUPPLEMENTS AS NOTED
Painted à barbeaux with scattered cornflowers and gilt sprigs within variant cornflower-vine borders, most pieces also with a cornflower wreath above the monogram of a gilt script capital A and a script B in cornflowers, comprising: a circular soup tureen, cover and a circular platter as the stand; a smaller circular platter; four two-handled double-lipped sauceboats; a scalloped lozenge-shape sauceboat stand; two deep oblong octagonal radish dishes; a barrel-form mustard pot and cover on fixed stand; four double-salts; eight miniature saucepans and covers with wooden handles; thirty-three plates with undulating rims; seven soup plates with undulating rims; two large bottle coolers; two half-bottle coolers; two pairs of ice-pail covers in two sizes; two sauce-tureens and covers on fixed stands; six fluted circular shallow bowls; two shaped oval dishes; two variant shaped square dishes; a tea service comprising a teapot and cover, a cream-jug, a sugar-bowl and cover, a waste-bowl, twelve teacups and saucers; ten coffee-cups and two saucers
En suite with the following supplements: seven Spode rounded rectangular graduated platters in four sizes; three later soup plates with irregularly scalloped borders; fourteen Samson soup plates with plain borders and seventeen bread and butter plates; and modern German pieces including seven teacups, four demitasse-cups and twenty-five saucers
13 1/8 in. (34.3 cm.) diameter, the largest circular platter
The Estate of Ailsa Mellon Bruce; Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 12 March 1971, lot 263.