lot 197

A Sèvres saucer (soucoupe) date code for 1787, painted by Mme Morin with an acrostic or puzzle inscription, with three message panels and two containing vessels of flowers within scroll motifs and yellow flower garlands, a small Paris coffee can with a similar inscription within a gilt shield, and a larger can painted with a parody bank note or assignat bearing a message of love reserved on a tooled gilt ground, some damages, 12cm max. (3) Provenance: the saucer purchased from Eton Antiques Centre, 21st June 2003.