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The slender cup, which rests on a rimless base, has an ear-shaped, double-scrolled handle and a slightly flaring rim. The pale lilac ground contains two shaped ogival reserves diametrically placed. The reserves and the rim are outlined in dark brown. Each reserve contains an animal in an...

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Marks

(1) on unglazed base of cup, in blue: crossed swords (2) on base of saucer, in undergalze blue: crossed swords (3) inside foot ring of saucer, impressed (?): 2

Provenance

December 1965, purchased in New York by Rita and Frits Marcus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Marcus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German, about 1740

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

6.8 x 7.8 cm (2 11/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.617a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain