Beautiful Atelier Le Tallec, Paris, France, hand-painted, gilded plate made exclusively for Tiffany & Co. Pattern "Cirque Chinois" one of the most famous and desirable of Le Tallec's patterns. So lovely these plates were used in the dining scene of the recent Great Gatsby movie. The plates have been meticulously hand-painted with chinese motifs in red, green, blue, brown and yellow, and gilded with real gold. Please note that the price is for 1 plate, there is one "Blue dragon" plates and 1 "green dragon" plate available. Cups and saucers also available in this pattern.
Pattern: Cirque Chinois or Chinese Circus, created in 1961.
Condition: Outstanding, appear unused
2 Blue Dragon: Initials LRUT: The "L' and the "T' stand for Le Tallec, The "RU" is it the code for 1987 the year the piece was produced, and
1 Green Dragon Initials LRVT the "RV" is the date code for 1989,
The "MFM" is the initials of the artist who painted the piece. At the bottom of all the pieces it says, "Tiffany & Co. Private Stock Hand Painted Made In France""
This Le Tallec pattern is illustrated in the book, Atelier Le Tallec Hand Painted Limoges Porcelain by Waterook-Clyde, on pages 32 and 33, Atelier Le Tallec was started by Camille Le Tallec in 1930. He conceived his Atelier in the tradition of Sevres porcelain, of which he was an avid collector. In the 1960, Le Tallec started producing pieces for Tiffany & Co. Following Camille Le Tallec's death in 1991, the workshop was bought by Tiffany & Co. which began labeling their wares "Tiffany Private Stock." Clients of Le Tallec have included the Prince of Qatar, the president of France, and Hollywood celebrities. Waterook-Clyde's book says that "Altier Le Tallec has become the foremost studio in the world for exquisite hand painted porcelain, continuing a 350-year tradition in France that began during the reign of Louis XIV." The Le Tallec studio painted on only the highest quality Limoges blanks.
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Le Tallec for Tiffany: Cirque Chinois Hand-Painted Dinner Plate
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