The tray pierced with Vitruvian scrolls interspersed with blue harebells.
Painted by Morin with a harbour scene of sailors rolling a barrel inscribed “# 192” towards others with bales beside a mast within a gold trellis pattern on a bleu nouveau ground.
Dame Rosalind Savill notes in her catalogue of the Sèvres porcelain in The Wallace Collection that the Vitruvian scroll and harebell pattern is one of the earliest neo-classical motifs at Sèvres and that Svend Eriksen has suggested Falconet as the designer.
Small section of pierced side restored
Rosalind Savill, The Wallace Collection Catalogue of Sèvres Porcelain, 1988, Part II, p. 585
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