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Two-handled covered cup and saucer

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This bucket-shaped cup has two ear-shaped handles and a domed cover surmounted by a flower knop. The saucer has deep sloping sides. The pointillé ground is formed of white circles outlined with red dots on a reddish pink (rosé) ground. On the cup, cover, and saucer, large oval reserves painted...

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Marks

Cup: interlaced Ls in blue enamel; incised fd? Saucer: incised cross potent

Provenance

By 1944, J.P. Morgan, New York [see note 1]; March 22-25, 1944, sold by J. P. Morgan at Parke Bernet, lot 625, and bought by Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession date: December 24, 1965) NOTES: [1] J. P. Morgan inventory numbers P.M. 1615a-c in red enamel paint on underside of cover, cup, and saucer.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

gobelet à lait et soucoupe

French, about 1770–75

Dimensions

Overall (cup with cover): 12.7 x 13.8 x 10 cm (5 x 5 7/16 x 3 15/16 in.) Overall (saucer): 4.1 x 18.9 cm (1 5/8 x 7 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1792a-c

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain