Factory records do not easily differenciate between sugar-bowls made in the present quatrefoil form (à compartiments) and those in a simple oval (unie). Of the twelve examples recorded prior to 1756, each was of the first size, its decoration described as lapis et or (lapis with gold decoration), and sold for 144 livres including a lobed stand. This is considerably more than the 48 livres price noted for the first example made which left the kiln in the fall of 1752, its decoration of colored birds in flight. Given the date letter A on the present two examples, one can presume they are two of the first made.
See T. Préaud and A. d'Albis, La Porcelaine de Vincennes, Paris, 1991, p. 177, no. 188.