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Soucoupe

  • Object:

    Saucer

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1785 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by James Falcke

  • Museum number:

    C.759A-1925

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case V, shelf 3

Physical description

Saucer, porcelain, straight sided, chinoiserie decoration painted in enamels and gilt on a purplish-brown ground. Rim hole.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1785 (made)

Artist/maker

Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Interlaced 'L's
Maker's mark surmounted by crown, all in red enamel

a triangle
Painter's mark in red enamel for Dieu

'Sc'
incised

'da'
incised

Dimensions

Diameter: 12.5 cm

Descriptive line

Saucer, porcelain, Chinoiserie decoration painted in enamels and gilt, Sèvres porcelain factory, France, about 1785

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Dawson, Aileen: Sèvres Porcelain in the V&A: New Light on some Eighteenth Century Hard-Paste Rarities, French Porcelain Society Journal, Vol. II, 2005, pp. 1-13.

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Figures; Pagodas; Orientalism; Chinoiserie

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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