A Soft-Paste Sèvres Porcelain Cup and Saucer, 1763
This cup and saucer come from a very unusually-decorated tea service with this yellow ground, distinctive bird and landscape painting plus the very surprising outlining in blue rather than gilding.
There was at least one teapot, a milk jug, a sugar bowl and three cups and saucers of this service in the celebrated collection of Edouard Chappey, Paris.Part of these were illustrated in Les Arts, February 1905, cover illustration.Some of these pieces were sold in the third large auction of the Chappey collection in Paris on 27th May 1907, lot 1122 (the milk jug and three cups and saucers).
One of the Chappey cups and saucerswas in the collection of Hector Binney, Pampisford Hall, Cambridge, sold Sotheby’s, London, 5th December 1989, lot 100.
The teapot, milk jug, sugar bowl and two cups and saucers are now in the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto.