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An image of Cup and saucer by Sèvres
Alternate image of Cup and saucer by Sèvres Alternate image of Cup and saucer by Sèvres

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Title
Cup and saucer
Year
1765
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

cup 6.1 x 9.3 x 7.0 cm; saucer 3.2 x 13.4 cm diam:

a - cup; 6.1 x 9.3 x 7 cm

b - saucer; 3.2 x 13.4 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2010.198.a-b
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

This cup shape, introduced in 1753, was named after one of the factory’s early shareholders, Antoine-Augustin Bouillard. The form of decoration, which is also found on other cup shapes, is probably based on a fabric design.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 100 (colour illus.). cat.no. 127