Two-handled cup and saucer

tasse à l'Etrusque et soucoupe

French
1799
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France), Decorated by Jacques Francois Louis de Laroche (French, active at Sèvres 1758 to 1759–1802)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

65.1867a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

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.

Markings

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection