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Tea bowl and saucer

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Both the Tea bowl (cup) and the saucer are molded in a four-lobed oval form with circular foot rings. The cup has four quadrilobed panels reserved on the soft yellow ground. Each panel is painted in polychrome enamels with a different harbor scene with figures: one is dominated by a castle...

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By 1929, M. Jaubert, Paris [see note 1]. April, 1960, Paris, purchased by Rita and Frits Markus, New York and Chatham, MA; 1980, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 14, 1981) Notes: [1] See Pavillon de Marsan, Palais du Louvre, "La Porcelaine Française de 1673 à 1914," (exhibition catalogue) November - December, 1929, no 671, p.58.

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Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

Tasse-gobelet à quatre pans ronds et soucoupe

French, about 1750

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4.5 x 7.8 cm (1 3/4 x 3 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold




Ceramics, Porcelain