A Soft-Paste Sèvres Porcelain Cup & Saucer, 1765

Each piece with the blue factory mark enclosing the date letter M for 1765 and on the saucer the adjacent painter’s mark cp for Antoine-Joseph Chappuis (active at Sèvres 1761-87).

This cup and saucer comes from a tea service of which the teapot is in a British Private Collection and the milk jug is known to also survive.

Height 7cm
Diameter 13.1cm


Private Collection, USA. Private Collection, London to 2022 Private Collection, Japan


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Rosalind Savill has discussed the cup and saucer of this style of decoration of turquoise-blue scallop shells, albeit with no painted reserves of birds in landscapes, that is in The Wallace Collection, London.  She noted that this scheme may have been called 'à coquilles à ornement' in the Sèvres factory's records.  Louis XV bought a cup and saucer of this description in 1773, a replacement for a piece he surely purchased as new in about 1765. The French National Museum of Ceramics at Sèvres in recent years purchased a large jug and basin with this decoration, created like the Wallace Collection piece without reserves painted with birds.