lot 122

A Sèvres plate (assiette) c.1760-90, painted by Pierre-Antoine Méreaud with sprays of polychrome flowers within a shaped green tassel border simulating a lobed edge, blue interlaced Ls marks enclosing the letters yi, and a Sèvres-style soup plate, the well painted with a central flower arrangement, the rim with three panels of flowers reserved on a green ground with gilt foliate sprays, some chipping, 24.8cm max. (2) It is likely that both these plates were made as additions or replacements to earlier services. An example of the original service of the soup plate is in the Metropolitan Museum, Accession No. 37.20.56. The decoration on the first plate was probably added some 10-20 years after the porcelain was first produced.