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Cup - (Tasse) gobelet Bouillard
  • (Tasse) gobelet Bouillard
    Vielliard, André-Vincent père
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(Tasse) gobelet Bouillard

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Vincennes (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1752-1753 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vielliard, André-Vincent père (painter)
    Vincennes porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr John George Joicey

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 26, shelf 2

Physical description

Teacup of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. With a plain loop handle. A panel edged in gold and reserved against a yellow ground containing a boy in bleu camaïeusitting on the ground and suspending a bunch of grapes from a broken branch.

Place of Origin

Vincennes (made)


ca. 1752-1753 (made)


Vielliard, André-Vincent père (painter)
Vincennes porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

Interlaced 'L's enclosing a dot, with one dot below
Maker's mark in blue enamel

a label (heraldic sign for the eldest son) in blue enamel for Vielliard
Painter's mark in blue enamel




Height: 6.2 cm, Diameter: 7.3 cm, Width: 9.5 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Teacup of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, painted by Vielliard, Vincennes porcelain factory, Vincennes, ca. 1752-1753.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Exh. Porcelaines de Vincennes, Paris 1977-8, cat. no. 326.
Peters, David. An examination of Vincennes and early Sèvres date letters. The French Porcelain Society, A transcript of the talk given at the French Porcelain Society Study Day on 17 June 2014. London, 2014. Following a detailed analysis of the factory archives, Peters suggests a new reading of the early date letters. As part of this study, he examines the Vincennes Sales Register entries 1753, 1754 and 1755 for all yellow ground items (p. 15). P. 16 he reviews the group of yellow items previously published by Préaud and d'Albis (La Porcelaine de Vincennes - see below), including this cup: 'The last item shown, a gobelet Bouillard, in the Victoria & Albert Museum with monochrom children with flesh-coloured face, legs and arms is a style of decoration from later in 1754, although this item has crossed Ls with dots and no date letter. This might indicate a marking aberration, but, apart from the mark, the style of painting and large gilt dentils do not suggest Vincennes decoration and it is not universally accepted as genuine. The V & A cup can be contrasted with an A-dated jug in the Wadsworth Atheneum: this jug appears to be identifiable with a pot a lait with 'enf camay chaires coloriés' bought as part of a set on 23 December 1754 and from Firing 9 of July to September 1754. The style of decoration is a distinct step on from the Firing 6 items with monochrome children.'
Tamara Préaud and Antoine d’Albis, La Porcelaine de Vincennes, Editions Adam Biro, Paris, 1991. This cup is illustrated and discussed pp 122-3, cat. no. 44

Production Note

Porcelaine de Vincennes, Paris 1977, cat no 326


Soft paste porcelain


Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Grapes; Boy; En camaieu; Branch


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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