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Cup and cover - (Tasse) gobelet litron

(Tasse) gobelet litron

  • Object:

    Cup and cover

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1769 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Museum number:

    2010-1855

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 27, shelf 7 []

Physical description

Cup and cover, soft-paste porcelain, straight sides, two double-ended ear-shaped handles decorated with cameo medallions en grisaille painted in enamels and gilt on a pale blue oeil de perdrix ground. Rim hole. Lid with floral knop.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1769 (made)

Artist/maker

Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Interlaced 'L's enclosing letter 'q'
Maker's mark, in blue enamel with date letter 'q'

'M'
Painter's mark, in blue enamel for Michel

'fp'
incised

crossed circle
incised

Dimensions

Height: 6.7 cm, Diameter: 7 cm, Width: 11.5 cm maximum

Object history note

Bought for £16 from the Bernal Collection, with saucer.

Descriptive line

Cup and cover, soft-paste porcelain, straight sides, decorated with cameo medallions en grisaille painted in enamels and gilt, lid with floral knop, Sèvres porcelain factory, France, 1769

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Oeil de perdrix; Wreaths

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares; Drinking

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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