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Cup and Saucer from a Tea or Coffee Service

Classical figure of Orator hold Book on sauce; Fascis, man with sheathed battle axe on cup.


Cup: sceptor in underglaze blue; incised //// on foot rim, impressed 3, incised HX. Saucer: painted and incised marks as cup; impressed 3.


By 1946, with Philip Suval, New York, NY; November 30, 1946, sold by Philip Suval to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

German, 1795–1805

Object Place

Berlin, Germany

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain