Cup and Saucer from Part Coffee Service
about 1723, decorated 1725–30
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)
Object Place: Meissen, Germany
Overall (cup): 7.8 x 11 x 7.3 cm (3 1/16 x 4 5/16 x 2 7/8 in.) Overall (saucer): 2.6 x 13.1 cm (1 x 5 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration
Not On View
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.
Cup: none. Saucer: crossed swords with pommels in underglaze blue; incised slash in footring.
Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)
Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection