Le Tallec's marks

Each porcelain decorated by the Atelier Camille Le Tallec in Paris is signed by an LT motif in a Sèvres-like mark. Inside the LT motif appear two series of letters.[1] First, a letter code in the upper part indicating the date of production of the piece, and second the initials of the piece's painter in the lower part. This dating system has been adopted from 1941. Le Tallec's pieces without these marks are likely to be produced between 1930 and 1941. Incrementation of the dating system was done every six-month period from 1941 to 1991, then every year since. By 1978, date of the transfer of the atelier from Belleville to rue de Reuilly in Paris, the date mark starts by R (for Reuilly), then the letter. By 1995, corresponding to the new installation at the avenue Daumesnil in Paris, the date mark starts by D (for Daumesnil) then the letter.[2]

The sentences dessiné et peint entièrement peint à la main par Le Tallec à Paris France or Tiffany & Co - Private Stock and Le Tallec Paris - Made in France are also drawn.

Dating system tableEdit

 
Le Tallec's marks on a hand painted plate in 1982 (RI)
 
Le Tallec's marks on a hand painted pattern designed for Tiffany & Co. in 1992 (RRB).
A B C D E F G H I J K L M
1941 1941 1942 1942 1943 1943 1944 1944 1945 1945 1946 1946 1947
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
1947 1948 1948 1949 1949 1950 1950 1951 1951 1952 1952 1953 1953
AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH II JJ KK LL MM
1954 1954 1955 1955 1956 1956 1957 1957 1958 1958 1959 1959 1960
NN OO PP QQ RR SS TT UU VV WW XX YY ZZ
1960 1961 1961 1962 1962 1963 1963 1964 1964 1965 1965 1966 1966
α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι ϰ λ μ ν
1967 1967 1968 1968 1969 1969 1970 1970 1971 1971 1972 1972 1973
ξ π ρ S6 τ υ φ χ ψ ω RA RB RC
1973 1974 1974 1975 1975 1976 1976 1977 1977 1978 1978 1979 1979
RD RE RF RG RH RI RJ RK RL RM RN RO RP
1980 1980 1981 1981 1982 1982 1983 1983 1984 1984 1985 1985 1986
RQ RR RS RT RU RV RW RX RY RZ RRA RRB RRC
1986 1987 1987 1988 1988 1989 1989 1990 1990 1991 1991 1992 1993
RRD RRE DA DB DC DD DE DF DG DH DI DJ DK
1994 1995 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
DL DM DN DO DP DQ DR DS DT DU DV DW DX
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Painter's initialsEdit

List of the asserted painters of the Atelier Le Tallec:[3]

AC, AD, AG, AK, AKG, AL, ALT, AM, CB, CC, CCT, CG, CGM, CH, CJ, CL, CLC, CLS, CM, CS, CV, DD, DL,ED, FE, FF, FG, FM, FN, FV, G, GC, GD, GH, GK, GL, GM, GP, HCR, HM, JD, JJ, JL, JLC, JN, LB, LC, LH, MC, MCD, MF, MFM, MJ, ML, MM, MMF, MP, MYB, MYR, NB, OO, PP, RB, RG, RJ, SD, SF, SFM, SG, SH, SHF, SM, SP, TP, VD, VM, YM, YP

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Keith and Thomas Waterbrook-Clyde (2003), p.8-14
  2. ^ Keith and Thomas Waterbrook-Clyde (2003), p.10-11
  3. ^ Keith and Thomas Waterbrook-Clyde (2003), p.240

BibliographyEdit

  • Keith and Thomas Waterbrook-Clyde, Atelier Le Tallec Hand Painting Limoges Porcelain, Schiffer Publishing, 2003 (ISBN 0-7643-1708-3)