P035 - SEVRES SHELL-SHAPED DISH (COMPOTIER COQUILLE)
Blue interlaced L‟s marks with CC for 1780, painter‟s mark for Buteux l’aîné and gilder‟s crown mark
Of quatrefoil form, finely painted with ribbon-tied floral garlands
9 in. (22.9 cm) long 9 in. (22.9 cm) wide.
Cleo M. and G. Ryland Scott Jr., Antique Porcelain Digest, Newport, England, 1961, p. 195, plate 131, fig. 439.
On display in the “George Ryland Scott Collection” at The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art between June 1955 and May 1960
NOTES BY CLEO M. AND G. RYLAND SCOTT, JR in the late 1950’s
ITEM SEVRES SHELL DISH. DATE LETTER 1780. This dish is hard paste and illustrated the excellent quality of the hard paste of the Sevres factory. This piece was purchased at an antique shop in Charleston, S.C. In addition to the royal cypher mark and the date letter for 1780 a crown is added at the top of the cypher. Some authorities say this crown was added to distinguish the hard paste from the pate tendre (soft-paste) which was still being made at this time.