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Sugar Bowl and cover

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The pear-shaped bowl with a domed cover has a finial in the form of a carnation with stem and leaves. On the bowl the painting, in puce monochrome, consists of two cupids with flying drapery, in clouds, after Boucher, one holding a torch, the other a wreath of flowers. On the cover are...

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(1) on base of bowl, in blue enamel: interlaced Ls enclosing the date letter A; painter's mark, a Maltese cross (2) on base of bowl, incised: 4


Paris; 1961, Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

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Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

Por à sucre Hèrbert

French, 1753

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9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain (pâte tendre) decorated in puce monochrome (camaïeu pourpre) and gold




Ceramics, Porcelain