Saturday, August 30, 2014

LACMA - 17th century French Porcelain Manufactory

Tea and coffee service in France and Europe began with popularity with the import of tea and coffee in the beginning of the 17th century.
They were widely served in a mobile style.
Venues were budoirs, salons, or even in the garden.
These mobile tea service were called dejeuners.
They were brought in and served upon a tray.

Teapot with cover, and Cup and Saucer and Tray
circa 1775

Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory
France 1740-1756
Soft Porcelain with glaze and gilding

The Sevres Porcelain Manufactory was founded in 1756.
This service comprises of a pair of cups and saucers, teapot, milk jug (not in photo), and a sugar bowl (see picture below.)

Component parts of tea service always varied according to the personal preferences of the owner.
These motives of pheasants and a Europeanized landscape of the Oriental motive was derived from the illustrations of Jean-Baptiste Oudry - 1686-1755.
He was a French artist of the Rococo period - painter, engraver and tapestry designer.

Sevres porcelain Manufactory
circa 1786
Porcelain with enamel, gilding and glaze.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

LACMA - French Neo-Classical Tea and Coffee Service

Coffee Cup and Saucer - 1779
Porcelain with enamel, gilding and glaze

Louis Francois Lecot
France 1741/2 - 1800/3
Sevres Porcelain Manufacturer

Cup and Saucer 
circa 1730

Soft-paste porcelain and glaze
Staint-Cloud Porcelain Manufactory

Plate, Cup and Saucer
circa 1750

Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory
France 1740-1756

Soft paste porcelain with enamel and gilding

Cup and Saucer 
circa 1800's

Porcelain with enamel, gilding and glaze

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

LACMA - Neo-Classical English Tea Service - II

Staffordshire, England
Circa 1750
Stoneware with glaze

Staffordshire, England
Circa 1750

Sunday, August 24, 2014

LACMA - Neo-Classical English Tea and Coffee Service

Cauliflower teapot with cover.
Earthenware with lead glaze
Thaomas Whieldon, England 1719-1795

Coffeepot with cover

Staffordshire, England
circa 1765
Stoneware with glaze

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

LACMA - Dejeuners and Cabarets

Tea and coffee service in the 18th century were called Dejeuners and Cabarets.
They were used to serve tea and coffee in bedrooms, boudoirs, salons or outdoors.

This service was a gift from the Empress Marie-Louise and the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.
It was gifted to the emperor's sister Pauline - Princess Borghese.

Heavily guilded in the Sevres' Etruscan style.
Floral still life's executed by the Dutch artist Georgius Jacobius Johannes  van Os - 1811.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

LACMA Exhibit of Porcelain Tea Service

 BACK: Bouillon cup
Circa 1745

Soft-paste porcelain with glaze

Cup and Saucer
Circa 1730

Soft-paste porcelain with glaze

Friday, August 15, 2014

LACMA - Neoclassical Tea Service

Custard cup with saucer and cover.
China, 1745 - 1755

Trembleuse cup and saucer
China, Qianlong Period, 1755-1775

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

LACMA - Exhibit

These tea  artifacts are on exhibit at the Los Angeles County of Museum of Art.

 Meissen Porcelain Factory
Meissen, Germany 1710

Porcelain Cup and Saucer, 1740
Porcelain and gilding

Chantilly Porcelain Manufactory
France, 1725-1789
Cup and saucer, 1735
Soft paste porcelain with glaze and enamel

Sunday, August 10, 2014

LACMA - Neoclassical British Silver Tea Service

These tea  artifacts are on exhibit at the Los Angeles County of Museum of Art.

 Neoclassical British late 18th to early 19th century

Paul de Lamerie
England, 1688-1751

Kettle and Stand 1736-1737

Tea Caddies and Sugar Box
Silver , 1747-1748

John Swift
England, 1728 -1773
Tea Urn

John Payne 
England, 1740-1799
 Coffee pot
Silver with wood

Lewis Herne 
England, 1755-1822
Coffee pot
Silver and ivory, 1757

Samuel Courtauld I
England,  1720-1765
Chocolate Pot
Silver and Fruitwood, 1750-1751

John Walker
England, mid 18th century
Sugar Bowl, mid 18th century

England, mid 18th century

Paul Storr
England, 1771-1844
Silver Tea and Coffee Service, 1809-1810

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