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Gobelet 'Bouillard' et soucoupe of the first size
  • Cup and Saucer
  • Gobelet 'Bouillard' et soucoupe of the first size
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Madame Noualhier (active between: 1762 - 1796), Painter, flowers
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1769
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Cup, Height: 6.2 cm
    Saucer, Diameter: 13.4 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enclosing 'q' the date letter for 1796 Painted
    Painter's mark: 'V' for Madame Noualhier
    Painter's mark: 'V.' for Madame Noualhier
    Incised mark: 'da'
    Incised mark: 'OO'
    Incised mark: 'da'
    Label: '3' and possibly 'OO' Label torn, '3' printed
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  • Many of the tea-wares that Sèvres introduced in the early 1750s remained in production for the rest of the century, like this gobelet ‘Bouillard’, which was sold from 1753 until the 1790s.

    The cup and matching saucer have a dotted 'pointillé' ground which was very fashionable from the late 1760 to 80s. The painted heads imitate antique cameos, reliefs that were cut from stone and became popular collector's items during the neo-classical period. A cup with identical decoration and marks in Victoria and Albert Museum was probably its pair.