Vase with Lid Model probably by Jean-Claude Duplessis, Sr., French, c. 1695 - 1774. Made by the Sèvres porcelain factory, Sèvres, France, 1756 - present. Geography: Made in Sèvres, France, Europe Date: c. 1761 Medium: Soft-paste porcelain with enamel and gilt decoration
1780-1785 French Sèvres Covered cup at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge - From the curators' comments: "Jewelled enamelling is recorded as being introduced by Philippe Parpette, a flower painter, and Joseph Cotteau, an enameller in 1778. Parpette worked mainly on this type of decoration between 1780-5. The latter left the factory in 1784, and after 1786 this type of decoration was rarely executed. The decoration of this 18th century set, however, may have been applied in the 19th century."