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Lot 209

A Paris (Le Tallec) 'Cirque Chinois' pattern porcelain part dinner service, date code 1987, blue...

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Lot 209

A Paris (Le Tallec) 'Cirque Chinois' pattern porcelain part dinner service, date code 1987, blue...

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Estimate: £6,000 - £10,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 209


A Paris (Le Tallec) 'Cirque Chinois' pattern porcelain part dinner service, date code 1987, blue script marks, iron red retailer's and owner marks, green and gilt decorators mark, each decorated with fantastical scenes of figures and pavilions, inscribed Dessiné et peint entièrement peint à la main par Le Tallec à Paris France, comprising: twelve dinner plates 26cm diameter; twenty-four lunch plates 22.5cm diameter; twelve side plates 20cm diameter; twelve soup bowls 23cm diameter; twelve bread plates 16.5cm diameter; and twelve tea cups with associated saucers, the teacups - 5.3cm high, the saucers - 14.5cm diameter (lot)

Note: Camille Le Tallec (1906-1991) began his career hand-painting porcelain in the Parisian Belleville studio and went on transform it into the Atelier Le Tallec with commissions from H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth II and the kings of Morocco.  In 1961, Le Tallec started a collaboration with Tiffany & Co designing original and private patterns which appeared in all Tiffany's stores.

A larger part dinner service of the same pattern sold Christie's, The Ann and Gordon Getty Collection, New York, 25 October 2022, lot 1318, $163,800.

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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

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£50,000.01 to £200,000 - 3%
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ARR is capped at £12,500

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