A FINE SEVRES STYLE HAND PAINTED  LATE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY PARIS PORCELAIN COFFEE CAN - LA COURTILLE C.1790-1805
"A 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 Locr 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 Hamilton Bear.
 
References: See  Godden's 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
Dimensions: height 62 mm max.
Marks: none
Condition: 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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