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Sugar bowl and cover

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The bowl has a slightly convex profile, curving gently in to the foot ring and to the slightly everted lip. The cover is slightly domed, with a turned molding at the rim and a knob in the form of a flower (carnation?) with scrolling leaves. The trefoil reserve on the cover and the two oval...

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(1) on base of bowl, incised: T (?)


J. Pierpont Morgan. March 25, 1944, sale, Parke-Bernet, New York. Sydney J. Lamon. November 29, 1973, sale, Christie's, London. By 1983, Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

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Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

Pot a sucre bouret

French, about 1758–59

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9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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




Ceramics, Porcelain