Cup and saucer

German
about 1730–35
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

Overall (cup): 5.7 x 8.6 x 7.8 cm (2 1/4 x 3 3/8 x 3 1/16 in.) Overall (saucer): 3 x 13.8 x 12.1 cm (1 3/16 x 5 7/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.2044a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Quatrefoil oval, cup and saucer; exterior of cup and saucer in yellow ground; cup has 2 cartouche-shaped reserves with gilt bordering, each of seascapes. Inside cup, small round reserve with seascape scene; gilt scroll work, inside border. Saucer with seascape reserve painting, bordered by gilt; rim border in gilt scroll work. No handle to cup.

Markings

Cup: crossed swords underglaze blue; two incised slashes for the thrower Grutner junior. Saucer: painted marks as cup.

Provenance

Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection