Soup plate with slightly lobed edge in soft porcelain of Sèvres, polychrome decoration called "Bombelles" formed by a group of roses in the center in a medallion and on the wing of flowers sowing around roses and barbels in medallions. Braids with blue background and gold beads on the edge.
Marked with double interlaced L, letters date OO for 1791.
Mark of unidentified painter: HB.
Year 1791, 18th century.
Diameter: 24,5 cm.
This type of decoration is called "Bombs" after the name of its first sponsor.
Cf. another plate with the same decoration is kept in the collections of the British Museum London and is illustrated by Aileen Dawson, French Porcelain, a catalog of the Bristish Museum Collection, London 1994, pp. 153-154, no. 127.
There is also a pair of coolers in the collections of Palazzo Pitti, Florence.
Twelve plates were sold by Sotheby's New York, October 15-16, 1980, lots 371 and 372.
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