A Pair of Soft-Paste Sèvres Porcelain Cups and Saucers, circa 1758-60

Painted by Armand l’aîné

Height 6.4cm
Width 13.5cm

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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.