Jacques-Franôis Micaud, père, active at Sèvres 1757-1801
The flower painting on the present écuelle, cover and stand, termed 'incrustée' is known as early as 1764. Created by scraping away the ground colour before painting the flowers, it is a technique associated with Micaud. His mark of a stiff cross with seriphs appears on a vase à glands sold at Sotheby's London, 15 November 1994, lot 100 which is decorated in this manner on a blue 'Fallot' ground. Also ascribed to Micaud is a garniture of vases at Waddesdon Manner also painted en grisaille with portraits by Genest.
Cf. Marcelle Brunet and Tamara Préaud, Sèvres des origines a nos jours, Paris 1978, pp. 96-97, fig. 185; Rosalind Savill, The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of Sèvres Porcelain, London, 1988, C210-211, C311-313