A Hard-Paste Sèvres Porcelain Cup & Saucer, 1789

Each piece with the factory mark under a crown for hard-paste. One enclosed date letters mm for 1789. The other part has the painter’s mark of an anchor possibly for Joseph-Léon Jullien, known as Jullien l’aîné (active at Sèvres 1785-87, 1788-91, 1797) and the gilder’s mark a circle of dots with a central dot for Boileau, known as Boileau le jeune (first names unknown, active at Sèvres 1783-89).

Jullien is known as a specialist painter of arabesques and landscapes. In 1789 according to the factory’s archives, he mostly painted landscapes for the Spanish royal ‘Asturies service’ supplement made in that year, though he painted arabesques in 1788 and 1790. Unfortunately the overtime records are missing for 1789 so we cannot find a specific reference to this object.

Height 6cm
Diameter 12.2cm


£ 5,500


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