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Signature: Signed inside foot in red: J.M.H.Inscription: Bacon: (in panel below) Roger Bacon découvre la poudre, 1260; (in banderoles) MCCXIIII MCCXC./OPUS MAJUSGioja: (in panel below) Flavio Gioja invente la boussole, vers 1302; (in banderoles) MCCCII/MCCCII inve.Marking: Printed in blue:  Crowned monogram LP, SEVRES 1844 (factory mark 1834–48); incised inside foot:  32-3 (production mark for March 1832);  Ls in script (unidentified workman's mark)
[ sale, Arcole , Paris, June 27, 1989, lot 82; pair sold for $45,000 ] ; Guy Stair Sainty
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