Tiny flowers and insects adorn this pot de creme cup manufactured in France by the Chantilly Porcelain Company. The piece dates to XVIII - LOUIS XV. The lid of the cup displays a little berry finial with a raised stem as well as two well-distinguished green leaves outlined and highlighted in black.The lid is also decorated with several simple flowers.
The cup is marked with an red underglaze Hunting Horn. See images.
While not as common you'll notice this pot de creme cup does not have a handle. Pot de creme cups with no handle are less common than their single or double handle counterparts.
The Chantilly porcelain factory was in operation from 1725 to 18061 and was located in Oise, France. The factory first started producing pieces in the style of the Chinese Export as well as Japanese themed works. The factory was unable to compete with the wares of Sevres and had to deal with less expensive copies of their work being reproduced by companies such as Sampson. In1806 soft-paste porcelain became too expensive to produce so the factory finally closed in that year.
The Chantilly factory produced pots de creme cups (pots au jus) from approximately 1740 to 1765. Their signature decoration was a sprig of flowers off a main stem, such as the one shown on this page. This was known as the "Chantilly Sprig" and was copied by many porcelain companies.