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Cup and Saucer

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The cup is pear-shaped with a handle of two twisted or interlacing branches with leaf terminals. The saucer is in the shape of a shallow bowl. The outside of the cup and the inside of the saucer have a deep blue underglaze ground (bleu lapis) on which are reserved a heart-shaped cartouche...

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Marks

on base of cup: (1) in blue enamel: interlaced Ls enclosing date letter F; above, the painter's mark, a label of three points; below, a dot (2) incised: unidentified mark on base of saucer: (3) in blue enamel: interlaced Ls enclosing date letter F; above, painter's mark, a label of three points; below, a dot (4) incised: 4 (5) inside foot ring of saucer, in underglaze blue: two dots

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

French, 1758

Object Place

France

Dimensions

5.4 x 8.5 cm (2 1/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1983.643a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain (pâte tendre) with underglaze-blue ground (bleu lapis), decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain