More about A Pair of Soft-Paste Sèvres Porcelain Cups and Saucers, circa 1758-60
These two cups and saucers and the matching teapot must come from a very rare and high-quality tea service with the slender trellis of turquoise-blue (bleu céleste) ground colour overlaid with very fine rococo gilding forming elaborate patterns.
The bird painting can confidently be attributed to the great bird-painter at Sèvres, Armand the elder. Similarly, the flower painting is distinctive of the style of Louis-Jean Thévenet.
The is one tea service of this style known marked for 1758 in the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri. These pieces must have been produced at the same time and surely to complete another similar service.