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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Cup and Saucer

ca. 1878 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Porcelain cup and saucer painted in enamels and gilt made at the R. & L. Cellière porcelain factory, Paris, about 1878


Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Cups
  • Saucer
Materials and techniques
Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt in imitation of cloisonné enamel
Brief description
Porcelain cup and saucer painted in enamels and gilt made at the R. & L. Cellière porcelain factory, Paris, about 1878
Dimensions
  • Saucer diameter: 13cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'CERAMIQUE CENTRALE PARIS L. CELLIERE 20 R. de la SORBONNE' printed in blue; notes in pencil; 'RLC' in monogram, in gold (Maker's mark; paper label on saucer)
  • the letters making up the name 'R. & L. Cellier' in monogram painted in gold (Maker's mark; printed in gold; on cup and saucer)
  • 'R' painted in ??????????
Object history
Bought from the Paris Exhibition, 1878

Historical significance: In 1878 a contemporary commentator admired this work for which R&L Cellière were awarded a silver medal: 'M.Cellière imitè à merveille les bronzes damasquinés'.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic references
  • Gazette des Beaux Arts, 1878, vol XVIII, p. (?1878??) Revue des Arts Dècoratifs, vol. V, 1884-5, p.178
  • Revue des Arts Décoratifsa Vol V 1884-5, p.178
Collection
Accession number
671&A-1878

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Record createdJune 7, 2004
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