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Cup and saucer, from a Cabaret with tray and bowl/cover

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The oval tray has an undulating rim with six slight indentations. The rounded sugar bowl has an indented footring and a slightly domed cover with a flower knop. The straight-sided cup is indented at the base and has an ear-shaped handle; the saucer is in the shape of a shallow bowl. All of the...

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Inscription

All pieces (excluding cover): interlaced Ls enclosing date letter L, painter'smark of a horizontal line with three dots above for Andre-Vincent Vielliard p ere (active at Sevres 1752-90) above, a dot below, all in blue enamel. Stand: incised sp. Saucer: incised c. Cup: incised reversed S.

Provenance

By 1943, Mrs. Henry Walters; December 4, 1943, Mrs. Henry Walters sold through Parke Bernet, New York, as no. 1011 [see note 1], to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession date: December 24, 1965) NOTES: [1] At this sale, the group (including 65.1882 and 65.1884a-b) was listed as a "Louis XV Sèvres Jaune Jonquille Porcelain Garniture, Painted by Vieillard [sic], dated 1763."

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

French, 1764

Object Place

Sevres, France

Dimensions

Overall (cup): 6.5 x 6.3 x 4.9 cm (2 9/16 x 2 1/2 x 1 15/16 in.) Overall (saucer): 2.1 x 9.2 cm (13/16 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1883a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain