They bear the initial M. Each piece is marked in red with a crown above the initial A on the base. This was to signify the patronage of Queen Marie Antoinette. Leboeuf managed to secure the patronage of Queen Marie Antoinette. This gave him the right to mark his china with her monogram or initial.Her Majesty gave further encouragement by ordering from Leboeuf some of the china that was used for the Belvedere Pavilion and the dairy at Versailles as well as particular pieces which she gave to her friends as gifts. Due to this royal patronage and the great popularity of his work, Leboeuf's porcelain became known as Porcelaine a la Reine. The cup in very good condition with the exception of a single hairline crack to the back near the handle as shown in the photograph. The saucer is in excellent condition with just some minor rubbing to the gilt which is to be expected after around 230 years. It remains a delightful piece which displays beautifully.
The cup measures almost 6cm high and 8.5cm in diameter from the rim to the end of the handle. The saucer measures 13cm in diameter and 2.5cm deep. The item "18th Century Leboeuf Porcelaine de la Reine Paris Louis XVI Coffee Cup Saucer M" is in sale since Sunday, July 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Date-Lined Ceramics\Pre-c. The seller is "maxpem1982" and is located in London, London.This item can be shipped worldwide.