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Title

Cup and saucer (gobelet litron)

1775


Artist

Sèvres

France

1756 -


About

The scene on the cup is based on a design by Boucher recorded both in an etching by the artist and in a print by Gilles Demarteau. It seems unlikely that a cup so finely decorated was ever intended for use.


Details


Date

1775


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

soft-paste porcelain


Dimensions

cup 7.7 x 9.9 x 7.5 cm; saucer 2.9 x 15.0 cm diam :

a - cup; 7.7 x 9.9 x 7.5 cm

b - saucer; 2.9 x 15 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2010.199.a-b


Artist information

Sèvres

Works in the collection

37


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 104 (colour illus.). cat.no. 139