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An image of Cup and saucer (tasse à qustre pans ronds) by Vincennes
Alternate image of Cup and saucer (tasse à qustre pans ronds) by Vincennes Alternate image of Cup and saucer (tasse à qustre pans ronds) by Vincennes

Vincennes

(France 1740 – 1756)

Title
Cup and saucer (tasse à qustre pans ronds)
Year
circa 1748-circa 1749
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

Cup 4.5 x 10 x 7.7 cm; saucer 3.1 x 13.6 x 12.7 cm:

a - cup; 4.5 x 10 x 7.7 cm

b - saucer; 3.1 x 13.6 x 12.7 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2010.193.a-b
Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

The four-lobed design derives from a Meissen model. The fact that the rim is gilded implies a date in or after 1748. The flower painting is of a style also deriving from Meissen which was used at Vincennes only in its early years. Imperfections in the form of dark specks in the paste are also evidence of a relatively early date.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 40 (colour illus.). cat.no. 41