Large “Shell” cup and saucer, Schoelcher in Paris
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Large cup and scallop shaped saucer. Beautiful shell inspired cup with gold decoration and at the bottom a delicate freeze of dolphins let in biscuit. The scallop shaped saucer is also decorated in gold. Great condition. Rare piece.
Size: H 9.5cm – diameter saucer 15cm
Marked for the Schoelcher manufactory, Paris.
Lit.: In 1789, Marc Schoelcher, dealer in Faience and porcelain in Rue de la Monnaie in Paris, buys out the prestigious manufactory of le Comte d’Artois, based on rue du faubourg Saint-Denis. Close to the Locré family, Marc knows his way around porcelain making. In 1806, the year of his divorce, he opened another store, boulevard des Italiens, which will be active until 1834. His son Victor, will work with him before becoming a politician. At the Paris Exhibition in 1819, Schoelcher wins a silver medal for porcelain pieces “as beautiful as those of Sèvres”. Schoelcher porcelain is always of high quality.