Cup and Saucer from Part Coffee Service

German
about 1723, decorated 1725–30
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Object Place: Meissen, Germany

Dimensions

Overall (cup): 7.8 x 10.7 x 7.6 cm (3 1/16 x 4 3/16 x 3 in.) Overall (saucer): 2.7 x 13.2 cm (1 1/16 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2077a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Part of a Coffee Service (65.2076a-b - 65.2080). Cup with an everted rim, tapers gently towards the base, and rests on a simple footring. The saucer is in the shape of a shallow dish. Painted with chinoiserie figures depicting the brewing and drinking of tea or coffee or the smoking of pipes.

Markings

Cup: none. Saucer: crossed swords in underglaze blue; incised slash in 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