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Royal blue ground, cup cylindrical with oval reserves on which is printed Venus among garlands with Cupid offering fruit, flanked by interlaced festoons of pearls, gold and coral baguette jewels bordering oval medallions enclosing branches. Saucer decorated in like manner with round reserves...

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By 1905, Édouard Chappey, Paris. 1944, Duveen Brothers, New York; August 24, 1944, sold by Duveen 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)

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

gobelet litron et soucoupe

French, about 1780–85


Overall (cup): 6.9 x 9.4 x 6.9 cm (2 11/16 x 3 11/16 x 2 11/16 in.) Overall (saucer): 3.5 x 13.7 cm (1 3/8 x 5 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome and jeweled enamels and gold




Ceramics, Porcelain