Lavish is the word that describes this ‘solitaire’ set of Paris porcelain. The maker is one of the finest in Paris, the partnership between Dagoty & Honre, 1816-20. The style is a neo-classical series of shapes, the lotus gilding to the ground brings in a touch of Egyptomania, and the decoration is typical French painting of the late 18th/early 19th century.
Comprising: teapot with feline spout, sucrier, milk jug, cup & saucer, and tray, each finely painted with panels of Cupid at various pursuits, the pale green ground with tooled gold papyrus pattern in the Egyptian taste, a laurel wreath in gold as the border, the interiors with a solid gilt ground.
Marks: two different red stamps, one to the sucrier – ‘P.L.Dagerty & E.Honré á Paris’, the saucer – ‘M.tre de M.de D.chest d’Angouleme Dagoty Honré á Paris’, a partnership which lasted 1816-20.
This amazing item is a part of our 2014 Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions.
Details: stock #1017037 tray is 31.5cm price is $11500 AUD