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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 turquoise (blue céleste)...

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Cup: Interlaced Ls enclosing date letter p. painter's mark M for Jean-Louis Morin above, in blue enamel, incised A. Saucer: incised 8


By 1925, Catalina von Pannwitz, Heemstede, The Netherlands [see note 1]; probably sold by Mrs. Pannwitz to Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York [see note 2]; November 29, 1944, sold by Rosenberg and Stiebel to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965) NOTES: [1] Otto von Falke and Max J. Friedländer, "Die Kunstsammlung von Pannwitz" (Munich, 1925), vol. 2, p. 37, cat. no. 427. Catalina von Pannwitz and her husband, Walter (d. 1920), had already formed an art collection by 1905, although it is not known when the cup and saucer entered their possession. [2] Rosenberg and Stiebel sold many objects from the Pannwitz collection beginning in the 1940s.

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

French, 1768


8.9 x 10.5 x 8.6 cm (3 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

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Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold




Ceramics, Porcelain