Sèvres hard-paste cup and saucer with gilt dolphins, 1781


Gobelet litron et soucoupe, third size

Frieze decoration of entwined garlands of coloured and gilt leaves with pink flowerheads. Gilt dolphins. Cup height 6.1 cm, saucer ø 12.4 cm. On the saucer, interlaced Ls with gilder’s mark HP for Henri-Martin Prévost, remains of gilt mark on the cup.

A number of pieces were produced in 1781 to celebrate the birth of a Dauphin in that year. This one has finely tooled gilt dolphins on the cup and the saucer.



Laurence Rundell