21 October 2005
PROPERTY FROM THE VALENTINE COLLECTION
A VINCENNES SHAPED OVAL DISH
Blue interlaced L's enclosing date letter B for 1754-1755, painter's mark for Tandart, incised m
With two convex panels along the sides, sparsely painted overall with scattered bouquets and sprays between blue-line-and-gilt-dash, gilt dentil rim
7 1/8 in. (18.3 cm.) long
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 6 March 1995, lot 82.
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Jean-Baptiste Tandart l'aîné is recorded at Sèvres as a flower painter 1754-1800.
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