With a lapish-blue ground enhanced with gold friezes and motifs, the cup has a central decoration of a polychrome portrait in medallion of Abbé Bossuet, depicted as a bust after the portrait of Hyacinthe Rigaud painted in 1702 (Musée du Louvre).
Very good condition, a chip on the back of the saucer.
Royal Manufacture of Sèvres, Louis XVIII period, circa 1815.
Decoration mark dated September 29th 1815.
H. 7,5 x D. 16 cm.
This cup was decorated by Mme Dalu, figurist painter in Sèvres.
It was bought 125 francs by Mr. Hattiwele on 23 July 1818 (Arch. Sèvres, Vz3, 123 v°).
Archives, City of Ceramics, Sèvres, Vj'24, 226:
- March 28, 1815: "fond bleu lapis rectifié pour une tasse jassemin 1re grandeur à cartel doré pour un portrait de B(ossuet) d'après Rigaud (prévu à l'origine pour un portrait de Louis XIV d'après Petitot)".
- October 5th: 1st painting of the portrait of Bossuet.
- November/December: retouching of Bossuet (50 frs).