VINCENNES c.1752 – 1754 French Soft-Paste Porcelain
An Vincennes Bleu Lapis Porcelain Saucer c.1752-1754. The Central Decoration is of Two Birds in Gold, the Steep Sides with a Bleu Lapis Ground with Further Gilt Decoration of an Informal Meandering Entwined Flowering Stems. The Based with Interlaced LL`s in Blue Enamel.
In good condition, a small area of gilding missing from the wing of one bird.
Diameter : 13 cm (5 inches)
For a Vincennes Bleu Lapis breakfast solitaire of this pattern see : White Gold, 18th Century Porcelain from Vincennes and Sevres, Christie`s, May 12th 2010, lot 209.
A Vincennes cup and saucer of this type is illustrated in : French Porcelain, A Catalogue of the British Museum Collection (Aileen Dawson, British Museum Press 1994. ISBN 0-7141-0545-7) page 83, plate 78.