Marie-Jean Barbe Bunel, active at Sèvres 1777-1816.
See Christian Baulez, 'Versailles, vers un Retour du Sèvres', Revue du Louvre, December 1991, pp. 68-69 for a discussion of this service which was in use at Versailles. It was manufactured between 1783 and 1790 and known as service guirlandes de barbeaux and often referred to in the sales records as service du Roi. Each plate cost 15 livres and all deliveries were to M. Roth at Versailles (Jean-René Roth) who, with Jean-Sébastien Chavet, was contrôleur of the Gobelet du Roi. See also 'Versailles et les Tables Royales en Europe' Exhibition Catalogue, p. 120, p. 142 and p. 291, nos. 97-105.
Five plates from this service from the Flahaut Collection were sold in these Rooms on 12th June 1995, lot 551.