Lovely Paris Porcelain "Tête à tête" Tea Set by Gailliard For Sale
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Lovely Paris Porcelain "Tête à tête" Tea Set by Gailliard


Marked Gailliard / Passage de l’Opéra. A very charming Paris porcelain tea set for two, called “tête-à-tête”, with a quadrilobate tray, a pair of cups and saucers, a sugar basin, a milk jug and a teapot. This is a bevelled corners Gothic Revival (called “à la cathédrale”) service with an alternatively blue and salmon pink painted decoration, enriched with gold. The Gothic arcades and the central rose of the tray evocate the Gothic style, and medallions ornate the serving pieces. This tea set perfectly corresponds to the description of a “tête-à-tête à pans” sold by Gailliard in 1843, when historic styles, like Gothic Revival, were fashionable in Paris and in Europe. The dimensions are for the tray. Related work of art : Tea Set called « à la cathédrale » Circa 1830 Paris, Musée des Arts décoratifs 2013.140.1-8 Paris Porcelain, usually known as “Vieux Paris”, is a hard paste porcelain of a pure milky and bright white, painted and often gilded. Most of the time, Parisian workshop only decorated the white pieces coming from Limoges or Parisian suburbs manufactures. Gailliard was one of this decorator and managed a renowned workshop, passage de l’Opéra, in the 1840s.


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  • In the Style Of
    Gothic Revival
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  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1840
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  • Dimensions
    H 11.82 in. x Dm 11.82 in.H 30 cm x Dm 30 cm
  • Diameter
    11.82 in. (30 cm)
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  • Sold As
    Set of 8
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