A Sèvres Cup & Saucer, circa 1775-80

This is a gobelet Litron et soucoupe of the third size and is decorated with two tones of gilding over a dark blue (bleu nouveau) ground. This was probably made as a one-off collector’s piece rather than as part of a matching tea service. The piece bears the gilder’s mark VC.

Height of Cup 10 cm
Diameter of saucer 12.4 cm


Private Collection, UK, 2010