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The cup tapers gently from the rim and indents above the everted foot. The ear-shaped handle bifurcates at mid-point. The saucer has sloping sides a wide well, and rests on an everted foot. The lilac ground is decorated with tripod vases containing fruit (on cup) and smoking incense burners (on...

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Marks

Cup:the letters RF in script intertwined, flanked by the letter A. and the number 4, painter's mark for Guillaume Noel above, Sevres below, in blue enamel; incised 48, 7. Saucer: painted marks as above

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

French, about 1795–96

Dimensions

Overall (cup): 7 x 9.4 x 8.4 cm (2 3/4 x 3 11/16 x 3 5/16 in.) Overall (saucer): 4 x 15.9 cm (1 9/16 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.1891a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain