NEOCLASSICAL CUP AND SAUCER
Hard-paste porcelain cup and a saucer, the cup of litron shape with a nice brown ground, center ornate with brown figures in a medallion depicting a sitting angel and a dog, on a bloodstone ground, surrounded by a generous gilt ornamentation, handle and rims gilt.
The scene on the cup is described at the reverse: “Amour et fidelité”, the Love for the angel, the Loyalty for the dog, handwritten marked in gilt.
The saucer is certainly by Dagoty too, but is certainly not the cup’s one. It is ornate with a frieze of gilt lotus stems on a bloodstone ground, gilt rims. It has a large cooking crack.
Dagoty porcelain factory, circa 1800-1810.
Cup handwritten marked in gilt “Dagoty à Paris” (1798-1816).
Height: 6,2 cm – Diameter : 12,5 cm.
Concerning the saucer, for the same ornamentation of gilt lotus stems, see [PLINVAL, 1995] fig. 323 & 325 p. 341-342, and [CAT. EX. 20] fig. 2 p. 23 & 25 p. 44 and fig. 127 p. 140. These examples confirm our Dagoty attribution.