Cup and saucer

Gobelet Hébert et soucoupe

French
1765
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France), Painted by Francois-Joseph Aloncle (French, active at Sevres 1758–1781)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1986.991a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, colored enamels, gilding

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Teacup of inverted pear shape with ear-shaped handle composed of interlaced branches. Round, deep saucer. Gros bleu ground with broad gold borders composed of scrolls and vines, chased and etc

Markings

Interlaced Ls enclosing date letter M; painter's mark of Francois-Joseph Aloncle (a scrolling N) below in blue enamel. Incised 6. Cup has painter's mark as above; no incised mark (?)

Provenance

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pirie to the MFA in 1986 (Accession Date: January 21, 1987)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pirie