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Cup and saucer

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The cup has straight sides, which curve in slightly just above the foot ring; it is slightly wider at the top than at the base. The car-shaped, molded handle has foliate terminals and a molded leaf at the shoulder. The saucer has straight, canted sides; the base is turned to produce a foot...

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Marks

on base of cup: (1) in blue enamel: interlaced Ls enclosing date letter E below painter's mark S; incised: 4 (2) incised: FR on base of saucer (3) in blue enamel: interlaced Ls enclosing date letter E below painter's mark S (4) incised: cross within an oval

Provenance

Paris; 1956, Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

Gobelet calabre et soucoupe

French, 1757

Object Place

France

Dimensions

6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.641a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain