A Soft-Paste Sèvres Porcelain Tea Service, circa 1770
This Sèvres Tea Service is set on a tray of the plateau losange à jour à anses shape also called a plateau losange à anses bâtons rompus. In the factory’s archives it would have been listed as a ‘déjeuner losange‘. The two matching cups & saucers, the covered sugar bowl and the milk jug, all are decorated with the pale blue spelled ground called fond Taillandier. These pieces have the factory mark and the painter’s mark of fleur de lys for Vincent Taillandier.
The tray shape is remarkable for the large amount of piercing to its rim which required a large amount of patient time and skill in cutting and refining all the details.
Width of Tray 37.1cm
Depth of Tray 27.5cm
From the collection of a château in France furnished in the 1830s and lived-in by the same family until recently.