Lot 449
  • 449

A Sèvres porcelain gobelet litron and its saucer, 18th century, dated 1777

3,000 - 5,000 EUR
12,500 EUR
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  • porcelain
  • Haut. 6 cm, diam. 12,5 cm. ; Height 2 1/3 in., diam 4 3/4 in.
of the third size, the gobelet with two Chinese children, one of them holding an umbrella above the other, and a bow, a quiver and a shield, on a flowery base, on a rocky background with birds and fantastic beasts, marked in yellow with the interlaced and crowned letters LL , the letter Z, the mark of the painter Asselin AS and the letter A, maybe for Armand Jeune; (a small chip at the back of the saucer)

Catalogue Note

Geoffrey de Bellaigue detailed how the pattern of fantasy animals on a gilt pebbled ground, notably on the 1780 Sèvres porcelain military vase from the former Yussupov collection and kept in the Hermitage Museum, was designed by Pierre-Louis-Philippe Armand the Younger. This same pattern, also associated with two Chinese children painted by Charles-Eloi Asselin, is present on a litron cup of the third sizing dated 1775 from the collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum of Cambridge (inv no. C.3-2006, for a detailed research of this pattern see Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue, French Porcelain in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, vol II, 2009, no. 223, pp. 843-845.)