A French 18th Century Soft-Paste Sèvres Porcelain Sugar Bowl, circa 1780-82

A Sèvres Sugar Bowl (pot à sucre Calabre) with bleu nouveau ground and ‘jewelled’ borders, factory mark in gilding.

The use of ‘jewelling’ at Sèvres with these stamped gold foils set with translucent enamels was a way of introducing a luxurious surface to porcelain, but only used at the factory at the start of the 1780s.

Height 11.5cm


Private Collection, USA, 2021