A group of Sèvres porcelain of Du Barry service type, circa 1771 or later

A group of Sèvres porcelain of Du Barry service type, circa 1771 or later Each decorated with a gilt and floral monogram 'DB' in the centre, the rims with a border of urns filled with flowers linked by floral swags, a band of blue dots within gilt ovals and lines around the edge of the rims, comprising: seven plates, three lobed bowls ( saladiers of the second size), three circular shallow dishes ( compotiers ), the plates: 24.2cm diam.; the bowls: 23.5cm diam.; the circular dishes: 21.2cm, interlaced LL monograms enclosing date letter S and painters' marks for Jean-Baptiste Tandart (l'aîné), Nicolas Catrice, Jean-Nicolas Le Bel, Nicolas Bulidon, Bertrand, Guillaume Noel in blue or puce (worn, three plates with a rim chip) (13) Footnotes: See D. Peters, Sèvres plates and services of the 18th century, vol. II (2005), pp. 471ff. for a discussion of the service acquired by Madame Du Barry in 1771. XRF-analysis reveals no evidence of chromium in the green enamel on any of the pieces in this lot. There is, however, little if any difference between the painting on these pieces and others which have chromium in the green and so are without doubt decorated in the 19th century. This lot is subject to the following lot symbols: * * VAT on imported items at a preferential rate of 5% on Hammer Price and the prevailing rate on Buyer's Premium. For further information on this lot please visit Bonhams.com