See Thérèse Burollet, Musée Cognacq-Jay, Porcelaines, vol. II, p. 183, no. 91 for a goblet 'Calabre' and saucer also painted by Méreaud l'aîné with variant trophies on an identical ground. In her entry, Ms. Burollet suggests that the trophies are based on designs by Antoine Watteau found in the Livre nouveau de différents trophées inventés par A. Watteau et gravés par Huquier. The Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris is a collection of 18th century art assembled by Ernest Cognacq and his wife, Louise Jay, founders of the La Samaritaine department stores, and bequeathed to the city of Paris.
The painter's mark of a capital 'S' is that of Pierre-Antoine Méreaud l'aîné, recorded at Vincennes and later at Sèvres 1754-1791 first as a flower-painter and later as a specialist in patterns and gilding, obviously the hand responsible for the delicate trellis decoration. The two trophies are more likely the work of Charles Buteux L'aîné, recorded at Sèvres 1756-1782 as a specialist in just such decoration.