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Plateau 'losange à jour à anses', two gobelets 'Bouillard' et soucoupes of the first size, pot à lai
  • Tray and Tea Service
  • Plateau 'losange à jour à anses', two gobelets 'Bouillard' et soucoupes of the first size, pot à lai
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Probably Vincent Taillandier (1736 - 1790), Painter, (flowers)
    Probably Geneviève Taillandier (active between: 1774 - 1798), (ground)
  • Sèvres, France
  • c. 1775 - 1780
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Tray, C396, Size: 37.4 x 27.5 cm
    Cup, C397, Height: 6 cm
    Cup, C398, Height: 6.1 cm
    Saucer, C397, Diameter: 13.5 cm
    Saucer, C398, Diameter: 13.6 cm
    Milk-jug, C399, Height: 9.8 cm
    Sugar bowl and cover, C400, Height: 9.9 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls Painted
    Incised mark: A cross within a rectangle and an indecipherable mark
    Incised mark: Indecipherable mark
    Incised mark: '2'
  • C396-400
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  • A ‘déjeuner’ was a small tea set on a tray, including cups and saucers and sometimes other items used for breakfast.
    This set pairs two cups and saucers with a milk jug, a sugar-bowl, and a lozenge-shaped tray. The pieces are decorated with a pale blue dotted ‘pointillé’ ground, which was introduced at the manufactory in 1769, and painted with decorative flower baskets seemingly suspended from ribbon bows and framed with gilded wreaths. Pieces combining flowers and pointillé ground were often decorated by Vincent Taillandier and his wife Geneviève - (see also Museum Nr. C296), who may also have worked on this set in 1777.