13th Jul, 2024 9:30 GMT/BST

Summer Fine Sale

  Lot 93


A Vincennes Porcelain Coffee Cup and Saucer, circa 1753, of fluted form, the bleu lapis ground with white reserves highlighted in gilt, cup with interlaced Ls in underglaze blue, both pieces with incised marks

Provenance: Bears label for Klaber & Klaber

See Eriksen (Svend) & De Bellaigue (Geoffrey) Sèvres Porcelain, Vincennes and Sèvres 1740-1800, pg.276 for a similar example and it is there discussed that Jean Claude Thomas Duplessis received instructions to design a cup and saucer with flutes on 19th February 1753. His annotated drawing shows a cup that is broader and more bowl shaped than the present example, but these cups and their saucers have twenty-four flutes; his notes refer to them as Tasse Gaudrone and Souscope Gaudrone

Sold for £800
Estimated at £400 - £600


Hair crack to the rim of the saucer. Some light wear and scratches. Some loss to gilding, see images.

From a private collection in the North of England.


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Auction: Summer Fine Sale, 13th Jul, 2024

The Summer Fine Sale offers nearly 450 lots of ceramics, Asian art, clocks, rugs, works of art and furniture, including a collection of 19th century Terracotta Campagna Urns from Raby Castle, County Durham, a Lock of Florence Nightingale's Hair, and a French Alabaster Figure Group of the Holy Family, probably made in South West France in the late 14th century. A Private Collection of English Pottery will be offered in twenty-three lots, including numerous Prattware and Creamware figures, and the sale will also include pieces of fine 19th century furniture and good early oak and walnut furniture.


Sunday 7th July - Friday 12th July 11am-4pm, and morning of sale from 8am

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