Cup and Saucer from a Tea or Coffee Service

German
1795–1805
Made at Konigliche Porzellanmanufaktur, Berlin (German)


Object Place: Europe, Berlin, Germany

Dimensions

Other (Cup): 6.5 x 6.1 x 8.2cm (2 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 3 1/4in.) Other (saucer): 3.4 x 13 cm (1 5/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2126a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

White ground, narrow gilded designed borders, with classical figure: Hyppocrates on saucer. Athena on cup. Set of 8 c/s, 2 saucers, 1 octangular dish.

Markings

Cup: sceptor in underglaze blue; incised //// on foot rim. Saucer: painted and incised marks as cup; impressed 3.

Provenance

By 1946, with Philip Suval, New York, NY; November 30, 1946, sold by Philip Suval to 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