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An image of Cup and saucer (gobelet litron) by Sèvres

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Title
Cup and saucer (gobelet litron)
Year
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
Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

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