Cup and saucer
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)
Overall (cup): 5 x 10.7 x 8.1 cm (1 15/16 x 4 3/16 x 3 3/16 in.) Other (Saucer): 3 x 13.6 x 12.3 cm (1 3/16 x 5 3/8 x 4 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration
Not On View
The quatrelobed oval cup has a wishbone-shaped handle. Crisply molded basketwork, covers the exterior of the cup and saucer and includes the area within the footring on the saucer. Quatrefoil cartouches on the cup and saucer contain flowers in relief. The interiors of the cup and saucer are decorated with a quatrefoil cartouche framed by scrollwork in gold, purple, and iron red. Each cartouche contains a landscape painted in iron red, purple, brown, green, blue, yellow, puce, and gray. Further scrollwork in gold, iron red, purple and yellow is painted just inside the rim at each juncture of the lobes on both the cup and the saucer.
Cup: crossed swords in underglaze blue; 22. in gold. Saucer: crossed swords in underglaze blue; 22 in gold.
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