Recorded at Sèvres as a painter specializing in Chinoiseries, arabesques, and butterflies and as a gilder, 1761-1764, 1772-1800, Louis-François L'Ecot was arguably the most gifted of the only two or three artists capable of executing the delicate Chinoiserie decoration found on the present miniature cup and saucer.
For other hard paste gobelets 'Litron' in various sizes painted with chinoiseries by L'Ecot, see Christie's New York, 17/18 November 1999, lot 267; 21 May 2003, lot 147; 21 October 2004, lot 970; and 19 October 2007, lot 369.
See also Tamara Préaud, "Sèvres, la Chine et les 'chinoiseries' au XVIIIe siècle", Journal of the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, no. 47, 1989, pp. 39-50 for a detailed discussion of chinoiserie decoration at Sèvres; also Rosalind Savill, The Wallace Collection, Catalogue of Sèvres Porcelain, London, 1988, vol. II, pp. 624-628.