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Tapered cup has a flared rim and elaborately profiled ear-shaped gilt handle. The saucer is in the form of a shallow bowl. Both are decorated with a quatrefoil cartouche composed of gilt scrollwork, Bottger lustre, and iron-red and purple scrollwork. Each cartouche is painted with a chinoiserie...

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Cup: crossed swords in underglaze blue; I. in gold. Sacuer: crossed swords with dots below the handles in blue enamel; I. in gold; incised slash on footring


By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

German, about 1725–30


Overall (cup): 7.6 x 8.6 x 7.3 cm (3 x 3 3/8 x 2 7/8 in.) Overall (saucer): 2.1 x 14.3 cm (13/16 x 5 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain decorated with polychrome enamels




Ceramics, Porcelain