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Two-handled cup and saucer

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The cup is in the form of a kantharos and the footed saucer has gently sloping sides. Both are decorated with registers of grayish-purple dots with gold centers on a yellow ground. On the cup, the white ground of the middle register is decorated with garlands of pink roses with green leaves...

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Marks

Cup: Sevre, the number 99 below, painter's mark of a scrolling h for Jacques-Francois-Louis de Laroche to one side, in blue enamel. Saucer: painted marks as above; incised 41; outside of footring: p.t. 1792 Huny in ink; paper label with number 337; paper label with Collection Ed. Chappey.

Provenance

Edouard Chappey, Paris. By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

tasse à l'Etrusque et soucoupe

French, 1799

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overall: 9.3 x 16.4 x 11.5 cm (3 11/16 x 6 7/16 x 4 1/2 in.) Other (saucer): 3.4 x 17.6 cm (1 5/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1867a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain