lot 196

A Sèvres acrostic or puzzle can and saucer (gobelet litron et soucoupe) date code for 1788, painted by Denis Levé with a complicated acrostic message of love amidst colourful birds in flight above and perched upon scrollwork and leafy tendrils, within puce borders with gilt foliate bands, blue interlaced Ls marks enclosing date code LL, 11.8cm. (2)