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These 3 cups and saucers (65.1968a-b, 65.1969a-b, 65.1970a-b) and 8 plates (65.1956-65.1963) formed part of a service ordered by Louis-Joseph de Bourbon-Condé (1736-1818), for the Menagerie at the chateau of Chantilly. The circular cup tapers at the base and has an ear-shaped handle. The rim....

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Inscription

Cup: hunting horn with 82B below in blue enamel. Saucer: hunting horn with P in script below in blue enamel

Provenance

About 1765-1770, delivered to Louis-Joseph de Bourbon-Condé, Prince of Condé, (b. 1736 - d. 1818), for the Ménagerie on the grounds of the chateau of Chantilly . [See note 1] Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965) NOTES: [1] The 3 identical sets of cups and saucers from this service were acquired by Forsyth Wickes in 2 groups. The provenance of both groups is given here: A Pair of Cups and Saucers: 1928, Thomas, London. Elizabeth W. Duval, New York; August 7, 1940, Elizabeth W. Duval, sold to Forsyth Wickes. One Cup and Saucer: By 1947, Pauline Riggs Noyes; February 7-8, 1947, Pauline Riggs Noyes sold at Parke Bernet, New York, lot 98, to Forsyth Wickes.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

French, about 1765–70

Dimensions

Overall (cup): 6.8 x 8.9 x 6.8 cm (2 11/16 x 3 1/2 x 2 11/16 in.) Other (saucer): 13 x 2.6 cm (5 1/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

65.1968a-b

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed soft paste porcelain decorated in blue enamel

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain