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Tournai Sugar Bowl and Cover

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Dates Circa 1770
Medium Porcelain
Origin Belgium
Description A rare Tournai sugar bowl and cover, very finely painted in the style of Joseph Duviver, with paysage scenes on both sides and the cover: men on horseback, men in boats, and men beside the water’s edge, the scenes are painted in a soft purple wash with towns and castles in the background. The cover has a similar treatment. The finial is of a gilded stem with foliage terminating in an acorn. Fine gilding with a fleur-de-lys motif. 

2nd period (1763-1774)

Marked in gold with crossed swords and three crosses.

10cm High

9cm Dia.
Literature Porcelaine de Tournai: 240 pièces exceptionnelles - Musée des Arts décoratifs de la Ville de Tournai, 1992 Exhibition catalogue: a plate is illustrated on the cover and p. 67, nos. 55 and 56.
This documentary plate (no. 55) bears the initials ID in gold next to the mark. This has been attributed to Michael (Joseph) Duvivier. For a service in a purple camaieu, also see: Cents Ans de Porcelaines de Tournai: exhibition catalogue, Musée Royal de Mariemont, 1984, cover and pp. 9 & 10, 21.