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The cylindrical cup has an ear-shaped handle and the saucer has deep sloping sides. The pale yellow ground of each is decorated with scrolling arabesques painted in blue, orange-red, green, puce, and pink from which are suspended garlands of polychrome flowers. Decorative borders of blue...

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Cup: interlaced Ls enclosing date letters KK, painter's mark (draw) of Guillaume NOel, above, in blue enamel; incised 41. Saucer: painted marks as above; incised 46


By 1951, Georges de Batz & Co., New York; August 1, 1951, Georges de Batz 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 litron et soucoupe

French, 1787


Overall (cup): 6 x 7.6 x 5.7 cm (2 3/8 x 3 x 2 1/4 in.) Overall (saucer): 2.9 x 12 cm (1 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold




Ceramics, Porcelain