A Very Rare Vincennes Tureen, Cover & Stand, 1755-56
This is a large early example of the Tureen shape designed by the modeller Duplessis for Louis XV’s first dinner service made at Vincennes from 1753. The shape was used at Vincennes and Sèvres for decades from this date, but this example is distinguished not only for its early date but also for the modelled celery leaves decorating the legs and the large lemon forming the knop of the cover.
This example bears the date letter C for 1755-56 on both the tureen and stand. Rosset’s mark as painter of the exceptional flower bunches is also found on both the tureen and stand – covers are never usually marked at Vincennes or Sèvres.