Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, ‘Tea service (déjeuner Courteille)’, 1759, Design/Decorative Art, Soft-paste porcelain, Michele Beiny Inc.
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Tea service (déjeuner Courteille), 1759

Soft-paste porcelain
3/4 × 14 1/8 × 10 3/8 in
1.9 × 35.9 × 26.4 cm
Location
New York
MBI
Michele Beiny Inc.
New York

Small tea services, or déjeuners, were first produced at Vincennes in 1753. Varying in composition …

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Interlaced Ls enclosing date letter F, fleur-de-lis mark for painter Vincent Taillandier (active 1753-90)
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Courtesy Richard P. Goodbody, Inc.
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
French, established 1740
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The Sèvres porcelain factory has produced objects and wares heralded for innovative design and technique since its founding in Vincennes, France in 1740. Named after the town to which it moved in 1756, Sèvres porcelain was considered the paragon of 18th-century European porcelain and prized for its cobalt oxide-infused glaze known as “bleu de Sèvres.” However, not until the factory’s 19th-century rebirth under the direction of Alexandre Brongniart did its output explode. Eighty-nine different cup models alone were decorated in styles ranging from Renaissance, to Gothic, to Neoclassical, its commissioned artisans often copying contemporary paintings as well as works by old masters, especially Raphael, onto the wares. Later, as Art Nouveau emerged, asymmetrical, organic forms predominated. Today, the French Ministry of Culture oversees the factory, which continues to produce contemporary designs as well as historical reproductions, as well as its related museum.

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, ‘Tea service (déjeuner Courteille)’, 1759, Design/Decorative Art, Soft-paste porcelain, Michele Beiny Inc.
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Michele Beiny Inc.
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Small tea services, or déjeuners, were first produced at Vincennes in 1753. Varying in composition depending on the size of the tray, they consisted of between one and four cups and saucers and most often a milk jug, a sugar bowl and a teapot; more rarely did déjeuners include a tea caddy or a coffee pot. The present …

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Signature
Interlaced Ls enclosing date letter F, fleur-de-lis mark for painter Vincent Taillandier (active 1753-90)
Image rights
Courtesy Richard P. Goodbody, Inc.
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
French, established 1740
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The Sèvres porcelain factory has produced objects and wares heralded for innovative design and technique since its founding in Vincennes, France in 1740. Named after the town to which it moved in 1756, Sèvres porcelain was considered the paragon of 18th-century European porcelain and prized for its cobalt oxide-infused glaze known as “bleu de Sèvres.” However, not until the factory’s 19th-century rebirth under the direction of Alexandre Brongniart did its output explode. Eighty-nine different cup models alone were decorated in styles ranging from Renaissance, to Gothic, to Neoclassical, its commissioned artisans often copying contemporary paintings as well as works by old masters, especially Raphael, onto the wares. Later, as Art Nouveau emerged, asymmetrical, organic forms predominated. Today, the French Ministry of Culture oversees the factory, which continues to produce contemporary designs as well as historical reproductions, as well as its related museum.

Tea service (déjeuner Courteille), 1759

Soft-paste porcelain
3/4 × 14 1/8 × 10 3/8 in
1.9 × 35.9 × 26.4 cm
Location
New York
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