EXQUISITE ANTIQUE SEVRES PORTRAIT PLATECHATEAU de TUILERIES MARK, 1870 AND LATER SEVRES PORTRAIT CUP AND SAUCER SET I am pleased to offer a fabulous trio of fine Sevres French porcelains for you this week. The grouping includes a 9" handpainted portrait plate with a garden scene and a man and woman in conversation. The plate is vivid blue with gilding and handpainted floral ovals on the rim. It's absolutely gorgeous. This plate is marked with the Sevres Chateau de Tuileries mark and is specifically date marked for 1870 (S70). There are no chips, cracks or other issues with this fine piece of porcelain. Accompanying the plate is a cup and saucer set in the same colors with a blue ground and handpainted ovals filled with delicate flowers, all trimmed in gilt. The cup has a portrait almost invisibly titled in gold on gold, Fontange. This may be a portrait of Duchesse de Frontage, favored mistress of French King Louis XIV. She has very curly hair and I know the term, frontage, came to denote a particular hairstyle using ribbons, but since this woman is without headdress or ribbons, I cannot be certain. The cup is 2-1/2" tall. The accompanying saucer is 5-1/4" in diameter. Both these pieces have the simpler Sevres mark with the letter A centered and they appear newer than the plate. There are no chips, cracks or damage to either piece in this set. STUFF YOU SHOULD READ ABOUT HOW WE DO BUSINESS ~We are always happy to combine orders for shipping if we can. Even when we must ship items in separate boxes for safety, we waive our $1.15 handling fee on the second and subsequent boxes. Payment is due no later than 5 days after the close of the auction. ~We do not end auctions early for offers. It's not fair to those who are watching and expecting to bid at the end (a risky business, but many chance it nonetheless.) ~All our auctions are no-reserve. ~We guarantee your satisfaction on all items we sell. If we have missed something, which does happen from time to time with the antique and vintage items we handle, we will always make it right. ~We strive for your 5-star feedback rating. If we have not achieved this, please contact us and we'll work it out. ~We will not misrepresent values on customs forms or call merchandise a "gift." Import duties and taxes are the buyer's responsibility and are not included in the price you have paid us. We have no control over the duties imposed in other countries, or our own, for that matter. Please be aware that customs regulations may delay your receipt of the item. First Class International Shipping does not offer insurance. Please consider using Priority Mail International for quicker delivery, tracking and insurance availability. We are now shipping via UPS so you have tracking and on-time delivery. I make every effort to deliver your purchases in CLEAN condition. Silver is polished. Porcelains and figurines are cleaned unless stated otherwise. And everything is packed with the utmost care for the safe arrival of your treasures. I can no longer use International First Class for items closing over $100 since this mail class cannot be tracked. If you are an international buyer and your item closes at or over $100, you must select Priority International shipping even though First Class International rates are provided.
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