21 October 2005
PROPERTY OF A LADY
A SEVRES BLEU NOUVEAU CUP AND SAUCER (GOBELET 'BOUILLARD' ET SA SOUCOUPE, 1... GRANDEUR)
Interlaced L's and date letter U for 1773 and gilder's mark for Drand to both, incised v2 (?) to the cup, 9 to the saucer
Painted in the manner of Boucher with pastoral scenes, each reserved within a gilt ciselé band on the blue ground further gilt with a gilt seeded band itself reserved with entwined garlands, gilt line rims (2)
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Cf. Rosalind Savill, The Wallace Collection: Satalogue of Sèvres Porcelain, London, 1988, vol. II, cat. no. 363.
François Drand is recorded at Sèvres as a painted of ground patterns and flowers and as a gilder 1764-1780.
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