From our European Porcelain Collection, a fine French Niderviller neoclassical-style porcelain saucer, heavily potted, late 18th century circa 1774-1784. This saucer is executed en grisaille in very fine detail of a sleeping cupid, rendered against a very dark cobalt blue ground that almost appears black. The border is richly gilded, and the reverse contains markings that stand for Count Philibert de Custine, who owned the Niderviller factory during this time period.
Size and Condition: 5 1/4 inches in diameter, 1 1/8 inches deep. Essentially perfect: Two small areas of rubbing to the gilt on rim edge commensurate with age.