FINE SEVRES STYLE
HAND PAINTED LATE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY PARIS PORCELAIN COFFEE
CAN - LA COURTILLE C.1790-1805
little jewel of a Paris porcelain coffee can with delicate Sevres style hand
painted central cartouche with floral sprays and decorative bows
and swags pattern border with clusters of flower heads on
trailing green leaf. A rare unmarked piece probably made by the
eighteenth century Locré La Courtille
French porcelain makers, circa 1790-1805. Many white blanks of La
Courtille and similar china were imported into England for decoration.
Pieces were decorated by a number of London establishments including
the Thomas Baxter decorating studio and William Billingsley's
enterprises at Mansfield and Brampton. It is impossible to say
with certainty exactly where this lovely antique cabinet china coffee
can was decorated. It came from a Derbyshire collector of Derby,
Pinxton and similar fine porcelains. An interesting example for the
discerning collector and worthy of further research." Antiques Expert
Guide To European Porcelain, Geoffrey
A. Godden,page 22 plate 13 for a La Courtille
hard-paste coffee can of
identical shape c.1796-9.
height 62 mm max.
In excellent display condition. At some point
professional and expensive restoration: rim chip to front face of can
filled and associated hairline masked. Visible only on on close
examination next to a bright lamp - easily missed. It does not detract
from the display qualities of the piece. Small firing tear to footrim;
a small patch of discolouration to underside base of can.
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