The present sauce-boat stand was made for a service given by Louis XV to Queen Marie-Caroline of Naples and Two-Sicilies upon the birth of her daughter Charlotte Louise for whom the king stood as godfather. Examples from this service are in the collections of the Louvre and the musée des arts décoratifs. Cf. Versailles et les tables royales en Europe, XVIIème-XIXème siècles, Exhibition Catalogue, Musée National des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon, Paris, 1993, p. 338.
Charles Buteux, l'âiné, recorded 1756-1782 as specializing in figures, trophies, and flowers and likely the painter of the putti
François Drand, recorded 1764-1780 as a painter of ground patterns and flowers and as a gilder and likely the painter of the flower baskets and laurel wreaths.