DESCRIPTION : Here is an early 19th century Schoelcher Paris porcelain coffee cup and saucer. The cup is hand painted with a cameo portrait of the Greek law maker Licurgue. The cameo portrait is on a brown ground with the portrait being a mixture of flat painting and raised white enamelling and is all within a gilt frame burnished with laurel leaves. The main body of the cup and the border on the saucer is decorated on a green ground and painted with Gothic railings with gilt highlights.
The cup has a flared gilt top rim and is fully gilded to the interior of the cup. The cup handle is also fully gilded lion head handle. The saucer is marked to the base with black painted script mark of Schoelcher.The cup is marked with three incised lines to one side and 6 looking incised mark to the other side of the base. The cameo portrait is possibly by Louis-Bertin Parant as there is a similar cameo signed by Parant in the Twinight collection in New York. Parant (1768 to 1851) was a pupil of Jean Leroy and trained as a portrait and narrative painter. He found work as a special employee of the Sevres factory in 1806. He was considered one of the most important cameo painters of his era. SIZE : The cup measures 2 5/8 inches high and 2 3/4 inches in diameter. The saucer measures 5 inches in diameter. Weighs 213 g before packing. CONDITION : The saucer has a minute flea bite chip to the underside of the rim as in picture 12. There are two small areas of loss to the green decoration which can be seen in picture 10. There is gilt ware to the outer well of the saucer as in picture 9.
The coffee cup has minor gilt ware to the base on the inside as in picture 8 and a little to the handle but nothing serious. The item "ANTIQUE SCHOELCHER PARIS PORCELAIN COFFEE CUP AND SAUCER CAMEO PORTRAIT" is in sale since Sunday, July 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Date-Lined Ceramics\Pre-c. The seller is "jelbart123" and is located in Warrington.
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