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Cup and saucer

Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Sèvres (made)

  • Date:

    1764 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Castel, Philippe (painter)
    Sèvres porcelain factory (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Museum number:

    2004&A-1855

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 25, shelf 1 []

Physical description

Cup and saucer of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. Painted with insects, flowering trees and sprays in the Chinese style in dark blue and gold on a turquoise-blue ground. Round the rims are borders of zig-zag pattern.

Place of Origin

Sèvres (made)

Date

1764 (made)

Artist/maker

Castel, Philippe (painter)
Sèvres porcelain factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

Double 'L's enclosing 'L'
Date mark 1764

'c.'
Mark in blue for painter Castel

Descriptive line

Cup and saucer of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, painted by Philippe Castel, Sèvres porcelain factory, Sèvres, 1764

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Trees; Insects; Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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