A rare Paris porcelain cup and saucer
With portrait of King Louis XVIII
With a blue ground garnished with a seedling of golden lilies, the cup depicting the king after Baron Gérard carrying the ribbon and the plaque of the Order of the Holy Spirit, the insignia of the Golden Fleece as well than that of the Order of the Legion of Honor, signed and dated on the right "Baltz 1816", in a gold cartouche with palms and coils, gold thread on the edges. Gold lion-headed handle.
Inside of the gold-bottomed cup with a garland of foliage at the bottom.
Very good condition.
Manufacture de Feuillet, Paris, circa 1816.
Mark in green under the cup and in gold under the saucer "Feuillet rue de la paix n ° 20".
H. 11.5 cm x D. 16.5 cm.
The Strasbourg artist J. Georges Baltz (1760-1831) was a miniature and enamel painter while also being appreciated for his oil landscapes. The Bernard Franck collection contained a portrait of Louis XVIII in enamel dated 1815 from him. Our cup is a rare example of a painting by the artist on porcelain.