UNKNOWN POTTER, French
(active 1760s at Sèvres)

Cup and saucer

1766
Porcelain, cup height 9 cm, saucer diameter 15 cm
Wallace Collection, London

The striking decoration was painted by Charles-Louis Méreaud the Younger (c. 1735-1780) who was recorded from 1756 at Sèvres as a painter specializing in flowers and patterns. The model may first have been designed for Madame de Pompadour.