Two-handled cup and saucer
tasse à l'Etrusque et soucoupe
Object Place: Europe, France
Overall: 9.3 x 16.4 x 11.5 cm (3 11/16 x 6 7/16 x 4 1/2 in.) Other (saucer): 3.4 x 17.6 cm (1 5/16 x 6 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold
Not On View
The cup is in the form of a kantharos and the footed saucer has gently sloping sides. Both are decorated with registers of grayish-purple dots with gold centers on a yellow ground. On the cup, the white ground of the middle register is decorated with garlands of pink roses with green leaves within garlands of gilt laurel leaves. On the white ground middle register of the saucer, clusters of pink roses arranged in a zigzag pattern overlap branches with green leaves and red berries.
Cup: Sevre, the number 99 below, painter's mark of a scrolling h for Jacques-Francois-Louis de Laroche to one side, in blue enamel. Saucer: painted marks as above; incised 41; outside of footring: p.t. 1792 Huny in ink; paper label with number 337; paper label with Collection Ed. Chappey.
Edouard Chappey, Paris. 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