22 October 2020
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A SEVRES PORCELAIN ICE-CUP STAND (SOUCOUPE A PIED) FROM THE SERVICE GIVEN BY LOUIS XV TO THE CONTE DELLA TRINITA IN HONOR OF THE MARRIAGE OF PRINCIPESSA MARIA-THERESA DI SAVOIE TO CHARLES PHILIPPE, COMTE D'ARTOIS AND THE KING'S GRANDSON
CIRCA 1773, BLUE INTERLACED L'S MARK, PAINTER'S MARK FOR V. TAILLANDIER, GILDER'S MARK FOR J.-B.-E. VANDE PERE
Painted in the Chinoiserie taste with vines of iron-red and gilt flowers to the center, the rim with a band of similar flowers amid blue Taillandier stripes, all between gilt bell-flowers
9 in. (22.7 cm.) diameter
Delivered at the request of King Louis XV of France through the auspices of his grace the duc D’aiguïllon, Minister of Foreign Affairs for France to the conte della Trinità, Grand Master of the Court of Sardinia
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 11 November 2000, lot 33.
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D. Peters, Sèvres Plates and Services of the 18th Century, vol. II, Little Birkhamstead, 2005, pp. 483-4, no. 73-3.
Vincent Taillandier is recorded as a painter of flowers and ground patterns at the manufactory from 1753-90. Jean-Baptiste-Emmanuel Vandé père is recorded as a gilder and painter at the manufactory from 1753-79.
The present ice cup stand is one of four included in this pestigious service of over 200 pieces presented as a diplomatic gift by the French king to the head of the household at the court of Sardinia in honor of the marriage of the his grandson, later Charles X of France. Please see the entry in David Peters' book, referenced above, for a detailed discussion of the history of the service .
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