Here is a gorgeous trio by La Courtille porcelain factory. In design and decoration it is very reminiscent of Sevres porcelain, especially in the soft colors of the flowers. Sevres, owned by the king of France, faced serious competition from the numerous smaller factories which sprang up in Paris beginning in the 1770s. Jean-Baptiste Locré founded a hard-paste porcelain factory in 1772 in an area of Paris called La Courtille.He was joined by Laurent Russinger in December of the same year. By 1773 the factory had registered its mark of two crossed arrows, as shown here. The Courtille factory was one of the finest and most prominent of the entrepreneurial porcelain factories in Paris. Since tea and coffee would not be served at the same time, services included, for example, twelve teacups and twelve coffee cups but only twelve matching saucers. One example of each of these three forms is called a trio.
This beautiful set is in near perfect condition, with only the slightest gilt wear and no damage. The saucer is exactly five inches across. In my opinion, this is one of the earlier wares of the Courtille factory.
Check my other user name laureate. Feel free to google my shop at Laureate Antiques. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Dinnerware & Serveware\Cups & Saucers". The seller is "toaf" and is located in this country: US.
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