Cup and Saucer
gobelet lizonne et soucoupe
Made at Vincennes Manufactory (France)
Object Place: Europe, Vincennes/Sevres, France
Overall (Cup:): 7.1 x 9 x 7.4 cm (2 13/16 x 3 9/16 x 2 15/16 in.) Overall (Saucer): 3.8 x 14.2 cm (1 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain decorated in purple enamel and gold
Not On View
The beaker-shaped cup and the saucer are octafoil, with gently lobed sides; the handle is ear shaped. Both the cup and the saucer are
painted in purple monochrome (camaieu poupre) with birds in landscapes. A band of gold encircles the rims of the cup and saucer and the
footring of the cup, and gilt leaf and dot decoration appears on the handle.
Cup: interlaced Ls with five dots in blue enamel; incised mc. Saucer: interlaced Ls in blue enamel.
Georges de Batz, New York; August 1, 1951, Georges de Batz sold 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)
Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection