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Cup and Saucer

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The cup is cylindrical in form and tapers slightly at the base to form the footring. The ear-shaped handle has foliate terminals and a molded leaf at the shoulder. The saucer is in the shape of a shallow bowl. The ground of the cup is painted alternatively with shaped panels of underglaze blue...

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Inscription

Cup: interlaced Ls enclosing date letter F (abraded), painter's mark below (mostly obliterated), both in blue enamel; incised LF and OO. Saucer: interlaced Ls enclosing F, painter's mark (partly obliterated), probably for Alexander Rocher (active at Sevres 1758-64) below, both in blue enamel; incised OO.

Provenance

By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

gobelet couvert et soucoupe Bouillard

French, 1758

Dimensions

Overall (cup): 6.8 x 9.1 x 7 cm (2 11/16 x 3 9/16 x 2 3/4 in.) Overall (saucer): 3 x 14 cm (1 3/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

65.1793a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in underglaze blue, polychrome enamels, and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain