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Covered beaker and saucer

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The tall circular cup tapers near the base and rests on a high stepped foot. The slightly domed cover is surmounted by a simple knop finial. The saucer has gently sloping sides and a circular well to fit the foot of the cup. The lilac ground is punctuated by oval reserves containing musical and...

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Marks

Cup: the letters RF in script intertwined, flanked by the letter A. and the number 3., painter's mark of Guillaume Noel, above Sevres in script below, all in blue enamel; incised 41. Saucer: painter marks as above; incised 40.

Provenance

By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

République Francaise, About 1795

Dimensions

Overall (cup with cover): 13 x 8.4 cm (5 1/8 x 3 5/16 in.) Overall (saucer): 3.4 x 17.5 cm (1 5/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1889a-c

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels, gold and platinum

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain