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Cup and Saucer from a Tea or Coffee Service

German
1795–1805
Made at Konigliche Porzellanmanufaktur, Berlin


Object Place: Europe, Berlin, Germany

Dimensions

Overall (cup): 3.4 x 8.6 x 6.5 cm (1 5/16 x 3 3/8 x 2 9/16 in.) Other (saucer): 3.4 x 13 cm (1 5/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2128a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Classical figure of Orator hold Book on sauce; Fascis, man with sheathed battle axe on cup.

Markings

Cup: sceptor in underglaze blue; incised //// on foot rim, impressed 3, incised HX. 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