COMMEMORATIVE CUP AND SAUCER FROM A ROYAL COLLECTION
Rare bisque & hard-paste porcelain tripod cup and saucer, ornate with friezes of gadroons and of floral tokens in relief, between them a frieze with blue ground called “bleu de France” is ornate by white bisque medallions. The cup with a profile of King Louis XVIII and two other medals, commemorating the death of Louis XVII and the entry of king Louis XVIII in Paris, the saucer with a profile of Louis XVII.
Attributed to the Dagoty porcelain factory, unmarked, circa 1820.
Gilt rims worn.
Height: 13 cm – Length: 9 cm. Diameter: 16, 5 cm.
From the collection of « Diane de France », princesse d’Orléans and duchesse de Wurtemberg (born in 1940).
Museo nazionale di Capodimonte, Ceramiche. Porcellane, biscuit, terraglie, maioliche, Electa Napoli, Naples, 2006, p. 250-251, item n°10.23.
For the Dagoty attribution, see [CAT. EX. 20], p. 134, and [PLINVAL, 1995], fig. 281-282, p. 298, in which we see a comparable bisque and porcelain cup and saucer ornate with the profile of the duke of Berry, marked Dagoty, kept in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Bordeaux.
Two examples of the same cup and saucer as ours, but unpainted, are in the National Museum of Capodimonte (Naples, Italy), inv. OA 1907-1915 n°7012 et 7013, former collection of the Bourbon-Two-Sicilies at the Royal Palace of Capodimonte. They are attributed to Nast, but we would prefer the Dagoty attribution because Christie’s sold the same cup with the Dagoty mark.The same cup and saucer, unmarked and partially gilt: lot 454, 22 December 2004, Christie’s Paris.
The same cup, unmarked and entirely white: lot 114, 17 December 2003, Christie’s Paris.The same cup and saucer, with the profiles of Louis XVIII and Alexander I, marked Dagoty: lot 113, 17 December 2003, Christie’s Paris.