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Vincennes Cup and Saucer

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Dates 1755
Medium Porcelain
Origin France
Description A beautiful Vincennes cup and saucer (Gobelet Calabre et soucoupe), painted with stunning floral decoration in coloured enamels and elaborate gilt, reserved on a blue celeste ground.

Painter's mark B for an unknown flower painter (active 1754-58)
Condition Minor wear
Literature See R. J. Charleston and Judith Bolingbroke, "The Sèvres Collection in a New Light", Apollo, March 1972, p. 33.
Exhibitions A cup of exactly the same shape, size and decoration is in the Jones Collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum (775-1882).