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An image of Tea service by Sèvres An image of Tea service by Sèvres An image of Tea service by Sèvres

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Title
Tea service
Year
1762
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

tray 4.3 x 21.0 x 19.0 cm; milk jug 8.6 x 8.4 x 6.0 cm; sugar bowl 5.6 x 7.0 x 7.0 cm; cover 3.5 x 7.0 x 7.0 cm; combined height 7.9 cm; cup 6.1 x 9.2 x 7.3 cm; saucer 2.8 x 11.6 cm diam

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2010.196.a-f
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The patterned ground is a striated form of the rose marbré (marbled pink) ground fashionable during the period 1760–63. A blue ground has been applied over the pink and scraped away to produce the pattern before being heightened with streaks of gold over the blue.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 96 (colour illus., detail), 99 (colour illus.). cat.no. 125