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Cup and saucer

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Teacup of inverted pear shape with ear-shaped handle composed of interlaced branches. Round, deep saucer. Gros bleu ground with broad gold borders composed of scrolls and vines, chased and etc

Marks

Interlaced Ls enclosing date letter M; painter's mark of Francois-Joseph Aloncle (a scrolling N) below in blue enamel. Incised 6. Cup has painter's mark as above; no incised mark (?)

Provenance

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pirie to the MFA in 1986 (Accession Date: January 21, 1987)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pirie

Gobelet Hébert et soucoupe

French, 1765

Object Place

France

Dimensions

6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1986.991a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, colored enamels, gilding

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain