A Soft-Paste Sèvres Cup & Saucer, 1780

This goblet Litron et soucoupe is of the 3rd size and has the factory marks enclosing the date letters cc for 1780.  There is also the painter’s mark nq for Nicquet (active at Sèvres 1764-92) and the gilder’s mark 2000 for Henry-François Vincent (active at Vincennes and Sèvres 1753-1806).

The decoration with yellow-ground panels, roses and swags of cornflowers is very unusual and this scheme is more likely to have been made as one or two collector’s examples rather than as a larger tea service.

Height 6.8cm
Diameter 12.1cm


£ 6,200


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