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    PAIR OF MINIATURE PORCELAIN SERVICE DE POUPÉE

    THE RENOIR COLLECTION

    (1) Five-piece painted porcelain tea service with floral decoration and gilt accents, comprising a teapot [approx 1 1/8" tall], handled, covered sugar, cream jug and two cups and saucers; (2) Seven-piece porcelain breakfast service, white ground with gilt accents, comprising a coffee pot, cream jug, cup and saucer, covered sugar with undertray and a handled oval tray [approx 3 3/4" long], together with two smaller pots for hot or cold water (missing lids).

    NOTE:
    In his book, Renoir's agent, Vollard, describes seeing a miniature service in Renoir's dining room: I saw on the sideboard shelf of the dining room, a small coffee service and two candlesticks made out of porcelain, decorated by hand, well applied, as young girls paint. I thought about a gift for a party. Those are the only pieces I still have from my old career as a porcelain decorator', Renoir told me. Ambroise Vollard, La Vie et l'Oeuvre de Pierre-Auguste. Paris: 1919, p. 13, and Durand-Ruel, Renoir in Time. Paris: 1969, p. 30.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2013
    19th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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