François-Joseph Aloncle, recorded at Sèvres 1758-81 as a painter specializing in birds, animals and landscapes
The present cup and saucer is one of five extant from what may have been a large tea service painted by Aloncle and Etienne Evans, possibly that sold to the dealer Dulac in 1761 for 528 livres. Others are in the collection of Earl Spencer at Althorp, in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, in that of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford (the cup painted by Aloncle, the saucer by Evans), and sold anonymously, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 24 June 1964, lot 187 (both cup and saucer painted by Evans).
See Linda H. Roth and Clare Le Corbeiller, French Eighteenth-Century Porcelain at the Wadsworth Atheneum, The J. Pierpont Morgan Collection, 2000, cat. nos. 87-89 for a detailed discussion of pink and green-ground wares of this date and how extant examples correspond to those noted in the factory records.