The litron cup Paysages a la Barque was presented in 1778. Original is housed in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
The painter Pierre-Joseph Rosset, who created this cup in the Sèvres workshops, returns to a style that was fashionable at Versailles. A talented floral painter before he began pursuing landscapes, he worked in the Sèvres workshops for forty years. The base of the cup is characterized by a “partridge eye” design, thus marking the era and underlining the unique cachet of this cup. The original belonged to Mrs. Adolphe Thiers, who bequeathed it to the Louvre Museum in 1880.