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Plateau 'Courteille' (or plateau 'de chiffonière')
  • Tray mounted in a table
  • Plateau 'Courteille' (or plateau 'de chiffonière')
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • André-Vincent Vielliard (1717 - 1790), Painter
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1760
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Object size: 31.9 x 25.6 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls, with a dot beneath, enclosing 'G' the date letter for 1760
    Painter's mark: The symbol for André-Vincent Vielliard
    Incised mark: Indecipherable
  • C490
  • Oval Drawing Room
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Although trays of this model could also be sold individually, they were mostly bought by luxury dealers who had them mounted as the top or shelf of a small table. This piece is decorated with rose and green ground colours, and an exquisitely painted rustic scene by André-Vincent Vieillard, derived from a print after David Teniers the Younger. The table was specifically made to accommodate the tray, probably in France in the nineteenth century.