6 December 2004
A VINCENNES BLUE-GROUND COFFEE-CUP AND SAUCER (GOBLET CALABRE)
1754-55, BLUE INTERLACED LS ENCLOSING DATE LETTER B, PAINTER'S MARK FOR TAILLANDIER, THE CUP INCISED oni
The cup with a loop handle enriched with gilding, the front painted with a loose bouquet of flowers including a pink and yellow rose withinin a kidney-shaped gilt ciselé cartouche with reeds, foliage and trailing flowers against a bleu celeste ground, the saucer with a bouquet within a similar circular cartouche, gilt dentil rims (saucer with small restored rim chip and associated hairline crack, cup with minute footrim chip, saucer with minute wear to gilt rim)
Anon., sale Christie's London, 25th November 1991, lot 270.
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Vincent Taillandier was a painter of flowers and ground patterns at Sèvres from 1753 to 1790.
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THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE HENRY BELL-WILSON ESQ.
SOLD BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTORS
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