A Soft-Paste Vincennes Porcelain Tray, 1755

Factory mark in blue of interlaced L’s, enclosing the date letter B for 1755, painter’s mark of three leaves for an unidentified painter of flowers active 1753-55.  Incised M.

This plateau Hébert with early turquoise-blue (bleu céleste) ground colour comes from the hugely important Hillingdon Collection formed by Sir Charles Mills in the early 19th century.  The Hillingdon Sèvres porcelain vases and many pieces of furniture with Sèvres porcelain plaques form the core of the Sèvres collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.  This piece remained in the collection of the last Lady Hillingdon until her death in 2003.

Height 5.2cm
Width 31.8cm
Depth 23.2cm


Private Collection, UK, 2023



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