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SèvresThe cylindrical mug was thrown on the wheel, then turned on the lathe for the purpose of finishing the outer surface and cutting back the central part of the base to form a foot ring. The applied, grooved strap handle was attached to form an ear-shaped loop. The scale blue ground and...

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Marks

(1) on base, in underglaze blue: script W

Provenance

New York. 1955, Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

English, about 1770–75

Object Place

England

Dimensions

11.4 x 11.4 cm (4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1983.654

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain