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Cup and deep well saucer

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The bucket-shaped cup tapers towards the base and has an ear-shaped handle composed of two interlacing branches with leaf terminals. The saucer has a broad flange which rises slightly towards the rim and a deep central well into which the bottom of the cup fits. The white ground is decorated...

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Marks

Both pieces: interlaced Ls, painter's mark of a hatchet for Pierre-Joseph Roseet aîné (active at Sèvres 1753-99), both in blue enamel

Provenance

By 1940, Symons Galleries, New York; December 11, 1940, Symons Galleries sold to 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

gobelet et soucoup enfoncé

French, 1767–70

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall (cup): 8.9 x 10.8 x 8.9 cm (3 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.) Overall (saucer): 4.2 x 15.4 cm (1 5/8 x 6 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1888a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain