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Oval tray, coffee pot, cream pot, sugar bowl with lid, two cups and two saucers from a tête-à-tête

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Marks

Oval tray: Incised year stamp: (1)800; incised molder's letter: "P" Coffee pot: Shield mark painted in underglaze blue on underside of pot; year stamp impressed on underside of pot: "(17)97" Cream pot: Shield mark painted in underglaze blue on underside of bowl; year stamp "(17)94" impressed on underside of bowl. Sugar bowl with lid: Shield mark painted in underglaze blue on underside of bowl; incised year stamp "(1)801." Cup and saucer: Shield mark painted in underglaze blue on cup and saucer; saucer incised modeler's number "60" and year stamp "(1)808 Cup and saucer: Shield mark painted in underglaze blue on cup and saucer (mark is underscored in blue on saucer); cup incised with year stamp "(1)808"; saucer incised with modeler's number "60" and year stamp "(1)808"

Provenance

By 1994, private collection, London [see note 1]; sold from the private collection to an anonymous dealer, Vienna; sold by the dealer to Rudigier Gallery, Munich; 2005, gift of Rudigier Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 27, 2005) NOTES: [1] See "Egyptomania: Egypt in Western Art, 1730 -1930" (exh. cat. Paris, Musée du Louvre; Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada; Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, 1994-1995), p. 298, fig. 181.

Credit Line

Gift of Rudigier Gallery, Munich

Austria (Vienna), 1800

Dimensions

Oval tray: 41.8 x 33 cm (16 7/16 x 13 in.) Coffee pot: 17.8 cm (7 in.) Sugar bowl with lid: 12.4 x 13 x 9.2 cm (4 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 3 5/8 in.) Cream pot: 8.9 x 10.2 x 6.4 cm (3 1/2 x 4 x 2 1/2 in.) Cups: 8.6 x 6.7 cm (3 3/8 x 2 5/8 in.) Saucers: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2005.202.1-6

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with light blue enamel ground and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain