Vintage Camille Le Tallec Hand Painted France Limoges Porcelain Trinket Box Birds and Butterflies. This is a beautiful Limoges trinket box hand painted by Atelier Le Tallec. I beleive this pattern is "Oiseaux de Sevres" or "Oiseaux Polychromes sur Or Mat".
I will do my best to describe it's beauty. The design was most likely inspired by murals, paintings or art of the late 18th Century of Asian design. The trinket or jewelry box has a gilt or gold painted background with two beautiful exotic colorful birds on the top along with what looks like pink cherry blossoms.
The sides are decorated with the same blooms and delicate purple, coral, green, and blue butterflies. The interior of the box features a purple butterfly within the lid and a pink one on the inner bottom of the box.
The lid has a gilt brass banded trim with a scrolling pattern as the clasp. For Reference this pattern is shown on pages 64-66 of Keith and Thomas Waterbrook-Clyde book Atelier Le Tallec Hand Painted Limoges porcelain for Connoisseurs, Royalty and Tiffany & Co. The book states that the design was based on a traditional Sevres pattern from the early 19th century but the Le Tallec interpretation adds more flowers and paints the birds different colors. The underside of the box is marked in red script for Le Taller, Paris, France.This wonderful porcelain piece decorated by the Atelier Camille Le Tallec in Paris is signed by an LT motif in a Sèvres-like mark. Inside the LT motif is a letter RP to indicate it was made in 1986. Also has artist initials JN. The writing on the base is as beautiful as the painting. The clairette box measures about 4" wide x 3" deep x 1 3/4 high. Inner compartment base measures 1 deep. Overall condition is very good with no visible damage or repairs. Has a nice aged patina on the brass trim. Hinge is nice and snug and in working order. No chips or cracks on the porcelain. One tarnish spot to the left of the front clasp.
About the Artist: Camille Le Tallec was born in Paris from Breton of Lorient and Picard ancestry. He graduated in 1929 from the prestigious École du Louvre in Paris with a thesis on the Nast porcelain of the 18th century. He then took over, in 1930, the familial hand-painted porcelain studio founded in Belleville (Paris) early in the century. Rapidly, Le Tallec decided to continue in the tradition of the Vincennes porcelain and Sèvres porcelain, expanding the small and local business, the Atelier Le Tallec. In thirty years, the studio created hand-painted porcelain tablewares for famous individuals such as Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Kings Mohammed V and Hassan II of Morocco, the Ville de Paris or the French Republic, amongst others.
In 1961, Le Tallec started a fruitful collaboration with the silver and jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. Which led in 1990 to the Atelier Le Tallec's incorporation into the American company, one year before his death in Paris. Tiffany's and Le Tallec designed successful original and private porcelain patterns that can be seen both at the Viaduc des Arts of the promenade plantée in the 12th arrondissement of Paris and in all Tiffany's stores in the United-States. Over 60 years, Le Tallec has maintained traditional hand-painted porcelain.He preserved and revisited about 375 original and historical patterns signed by the Le Tallec's marks. Atelier Le Tallec was inducted as a member of the Grands Ateliers de France (the fifty best studios in France) in 2000. Le Tallec also acquired from 1935 to 1955 prestigious pieces of European porcelain. He was a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur appointed in 1976 by a schoolmate of his: Edgar Faure, then president of the French National Assembly.
The item "ANTIQUE LE TALLEC FRENCH PORCELAIN TRINKET JEWELRY BOX Oiseaux de Sevres" is in sale since Saturday, June 25, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Limoges\Trinket Boxes". The seller is "daffodilsvintage" and is located in Chester Heights, Pennsylvania.
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