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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 has a live-lobed rim and a circular depression just fitting the foot of the cup. Both cup and saucer have a pink (rose) trellis ground, outlined with gold; the crossings are in the form...

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(1) on base of cup, in blue enamel: interlaced Ls enclosing date letter E; incised: oo (2) on base of saucer, incised: 6

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

Gobelet Hérbert et soucoupe

French, 1757

Object Place



6.3 x 9.7 cm (2 1/2 x 3 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain (pâte tendre) with a pink (rose) trellis ground, decorated in polychrome enamels and gold




Ceramics, Porcelain