14 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1BB
This soft-paste porcelain assiette unie is painted with a yellow ground with a black frieze of scrolls and lines. In the centre, a large bird in a landscape.
Factory marks in blue with the date-letter oo for 1791, painter’s mark a sword for Etienne Evans. Inscribed in blue “Martin pécheur vert et blanc de Cayenne”.
This plate comes from a dinner service decorated with exotic birds taken from engravings from the Comte de Buffon’s publication Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux.