Cup and Saucer

gobelet lizonne et soucoupe

French
1749–51
Made at Vincennes Manufactory (France)


Object Place: Europe, Vincennes/Sevres, France

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

65.1878a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in purple enamel and gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

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.

Inscription

Cup: interlaced Ls with five dots in blue enamel; incised mc. Saucer: interlaced Ls in blue enamel.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection