Sèvres Porcelain Bleu Céleste Ground Coffee-Can and Saucer (Gobelet Litron et sa Soucoupe)
Circa 1777, puce interlaced L's marks, painter's marks M for Morin, and an unidentified mark, the cup with potter's incised cross
Painted with a quayside view of sailors loading barrels and parcels beside a sailing vessel and cannon, one barrel inscribed #149; the saucer with two figures before a harbor, the reserve enriched with gilt scrollwork suspending wreaths and garlands. Height of cup 3 1/4 inches (8.3 cm), diameter of saucer 5 1/2 inches (14 cm).
With The Antique Porcelain Company, Inc., New York, (label).
For a cup and saucer painted by Morin and with the same unidentified mark, see Christie's, New York, 5 April 2022, lot 21.
Jean-Louis Morin was recorded as a painter of military and marine subjects at Sèvres active 1754-1787.
C The Estate of a European Collector
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