Cup & saucer 1793-1800. This cup & saucer (No:1) were made at least a year after the Sèvres porcelain factory transferred from royal to state ownership. They show that the production of luxury goods did not stop during the Revolution. The factory adapted some of its designs to reflect political events. Here Republican symbols including the Phrygian cap, a symbol of Liberty, and the new flag. (Photo:Siobhan V&A Museum London).