Cup and saucer

German
about 1725–30
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

Overall (cup): 7.6 x 8.6 x 7.3 cm (3 x 3 3/8 x 2 7/8 in.) Overall (saucer): 2.1 x 14.3 cm (13/16 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2046a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain decorated with polychrome enamels

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Tapered cup has a flared rim and elaborately profiled ear-shaped gilt handle. The saucer is in the form of a shallow bowl. Both are decorated with a quatrefoil cartouche composed of gilt scrollwork, Bottger lustre, and iron-red and purple scrollwork. Each cartouche is painted with a chinoiserie scene of three figures. Sprays of indianische Blumen in iron red, purple, yellow and green are painted near the handle. The inner rims of cup and saucer are decorated with gilt scrollwork.

Markings

Cup: crossed swords in underglaze blue; I. in gold. Sacuer: crossed swords with dots below the handles in blue enamel; I. in gold; incised slash on footring

Provenance

Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection