A Soft-Paste Sèvres Porcelain Green Ribbon Plate, 1758-60
Un-marked, however the flower painting is in the manner of Vincent Taillandier.
Two services were made at Sèvres with this decoration of a single green ribbon and the triangular panels of ground colour at the rim.They were both sold from the factory in 1760 and surviving pieces mainly bear the date letters E, F and G.
The first was purchased by the Marquis de Paulmy [Peters 60-1] with 48 plates costing 30 livres each.The Marquis was a former Minister of War and from June 1760 the French Ambassador to Poland and to Saxony and in 1767 to Venice.
The second ‘rubans vers‘ service was purchased by the Parisian dealer, the marchand-mercier Madame Lair [Peters 60-2].This also had 48 plates costing for an unknown reason much more than the Paulmy plates, 60 livres each.There are pieces from these services in various museum collections including a plate in the Musée Adrien Dubouché, Limoges.
An un-dated plate from this service was sold from the John Shearer Collection at Christie’s, London in 2014.
From the estate of Catherine Spencer Eddy Beveridge, Chicago (1881-1970) and by descent in her family.