This plateau Hébert à anses has a deep dark blue (bleu lapis) ground and thick caillouté gilding. It is has the date letter H for 1760 and the crescent mark of the best bird painter at Sèvres, Louis-Denis Armand l’aîné.
In the early 20th century this tray was sold from the important Chappey collection in Paris, along with its matching tea pot (see no. 3879) and sugar bowl (see no. 3878) and two cups and saucers. Each piece was painted by Armand.
See a details of the stunning bird painting and excellently preserved gilding and of the mark.