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A Sèvres Porcelain Cup & Saucer with 'jewelling' signed by Coteau, 1781
This soft-paste porcelain gobelet litron et soucoupe of the second size is decorated with a dark blue (bleu nouveau) ground. The cup is signed underneath Coteau int ft. by Joseph Coteau who was the higher-regarded of two artists applying this 'jewelled' decoration at Sèvres from 1779 to 1787. This involved stamping gold foils into flat shapes to fire to the porcelain along with translucent and opaque enamel decoration such as the dolphins and 'pearls' on this cup and saucer. The dolphins in the frieze borders celebrate the birth of the heir to the French throne, the dauphin, in October 1781.
Gilded factory marks and gilder’s mark LG for Etienne-Henry Le Guay.
Height of Cup 6.8cm Diameter of Saucer 13.8cm