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Cup (tasse à chocolat AB)

Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Sophie Debon (active 1816–24)
After a miniature painting of 1819 by Marie-Victoire Jacquetot (1772–1855)
After an original portrait of 1767 by Alexander Roslin (Swedish, Malmö 1718–1793 Paris)
French, Sèvres
Hard-paste porcelain
Height: 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift in Memory of Frederick P. Victoria, 1993
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 554
The portrait is of Louis, Dauphin of France (1729–65), father of Louis XVI, Louis XVIII, and Charles X, and is based on a painting of 1767 by Alexandre Roslin (1718–1793).
Signature: Signed in medallion, along right edge, in script: Mme Debon

Inscription: Painted in black in border of medallion at top: Louis Dauphin père du ROI LOUIS XVIII.

Marking: Printed in blue on bottom: [1] Crossed Ls enclosing fleur-de-lis above Sevres / 1822 (factory mark); painted in black inside foot rim: [2] I ms. 21; incised beneath mark [2]: [3] 9-61 J; incised inside foot rim: [4] Li^
Louis XVIII, King of France (after 1824) ; [ Michel Meyer , Paris, until 1993; sold to MMA ]
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