A SÈVRES PLATE, CIRCA 1770
painted with the centre with a basket filled with flowers suspended from a ribbon withi a garland of berried myrtle, the turquoise fond Taillandier border reserved with three vignettes of trophie among clouds within further berried garlands, blue interlaced L's, incised x
24cm., 9¼in. diameter
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Generally in good order
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A similar service belonging to the Earl of Sefton, Croxteth Hall, Liverpool was sold Christie's, 18th September 1973, lot 890 and again Christie's, New York, 11th November 1977, lot 26 and yet again (with delpletians) 30th January 1988, lot 13. See David Peters, Sèvres plates and services of the 18th Century, Little Berkhamstead, 2005, p. 438, service 70-6 (pp. 437-440) where the author suggests a service of this design was in the stock of marcand-mercier Simon-Phillipe Poirier, Paris.