Paris Empire Motto Cup & Saucer, 'L'amitié nous unit' / 'Friendship unites us', c.1830-40

An Empire shaped cup and saucer, the cup well painted with a pair of cherubs in clouds in an embrace with gilt script motto L'amitié nous unit ('Friendship unites us'), a beautifully moulded handle and richly highlighted with gilding throughout. No marks to bases, c.1830-40.
Cup 8 cm (3 inches) diameter and 10 cm (4 inches) high to top of handle, saucer 13.5 cm (5.25 inches) diameter.


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