(France 1740 – 1756)
Cup 4.5 x 10 x 7.7 cm; saucer 3.1 x 13.6 x 12.7 cm:
a - cup; 4.5 x 10 x 7.7 cm
b - saucer; 3.1 x 13.6 x 12.7 cm
The four-lobed design derives from a Meissen model. The fact that the rim is gilded implies a date in or after 1748. The flower painting is of a style also deriving from Meissen which was used at Vincennes only in its early years. Imperfections in the form of dark specks in the paste are also evidence of a relatively early date.
Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 40 (colour illus.). cat.no. 41