Purchased on behalf of the Portuguese Ambassador to Russia by the banker Perregaux, delivered 27 Messidor an XIII (15 July 1805) as part of a small service [AMNS, V2 1, 163r].
Almost certainly a portion of the part service sold Christie's, London, 10 March 1826, lot 136 comprising 24 plates, 13 octagonal compotes, three ice pails (sceaux à glace).
Gift of Lewis Einstein, 1962.
Property of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund
Selma Schwartz, “Chinoiserie decoration on blackground Sèvres porcelain”, Schwartz Porcelain - The Lacquer Craze and its Impact on European Porcelain, English translation, 2005, p. 104, p. 107- footnote 64.
David Peters, Sèvres Plates and Services of the 18th Century, privately printed, 2005, vol. IV, no. 6.5.1791, p. 927.