Cup and saucer

French
about 1765–70
Made at Chantilly Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

Overall (cup): 6.9 x 8.9 x 6.8 cm (2 11/16 x 3 1/2 x 2 11/16 in.) Overall (saucer): 2.5 x 12.6 cm (1 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1969a-b

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed soft-paste porcelain decorated in blue enamel

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

These 3 cups and saucers (65.1968a-b, 65.1969a-b, 65.1970a-b) and 8 plates (65.1956-65.1963) formed part of a service ordered by Louis-Joseph de Bourbon-Condé (1736-1818) for the Menagerie at the chateau of Chantilly. The circular cup tapers at the base and has an ear-shaped handle. The rim. the sides of the handle, and the footring are decorated with blue bands, and the arms of the Prince de Condé with the order of the Saint-Esprit are painted in blue opposite the handle. The arms are also painted in the center of the shallow saucer, which has a blue rim.

Inscription

Cup: hunting horn with 82B below in blue enamel. Saucer: hunting horn in blue enamel.

Provenance

1781-1789, delivered to Louis-Joseph de Bourbon-Condé, Prince of Condé, (1736-1818). Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA [see note 1]. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

NOTES:
[1] The 3 identical sets of cups and saucers from this service were acquired by Forsyth Wickes in 2 groups. The provenance of both groups is given here:

A Pair of Cups and Saucers: 1928, Thomas, London. Elizabeth W. Duval, New York; August 7, 1940, Elizabeth W. Duval, sold to Forsyth Wickes.

One Cup and Saucer: By 1947, Pauline Riggs Noyes; February 7-8, 1947, Pauline Riggs Noyes sold at Parke Bernet, New York, lot 98, to Forsyth Wickes.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection