19th century French Samson Chinese export style porcelain teacup and saucer with armorial crest. Produced in Paris by the firm of Edme Samson in the late 19th century. Delicately decorated using intricate pink & green flowers, cobalt blue rims embellished with gold with the armoiral crest to the centre of the teacup. The saucer similarly decorated incorporating 4 monograms probably dedicated to the family name upon whom the service was commissioned for.
Lot Notes: Edme Samson better known as the “Great Imitator,” started his porcelain repair and replacement service in Paris in the 1830’s. His firm became known for quality reproductions of famous museum pieces reproduced for clients that desired similar pieces. Samson expertly copied a wide range of pieces including Chinese Export, Meissen, and Derby. His copies were so artistic and exquisite in quality that they have become collectible in their own right.