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Title

Cup and saucer


Artist

Sèvres

France

1756 -


About

Hard-paste Sèvres with a black ground and gilding (sometimes with the addition of platinum decoration) was especially fashionable in the first years of the 1790s. The chinoiserie scenes are probably based on prints by Jean-Baptiste Pillement. The result resembles oriental lacquer.


Details


Date

circa 1791-circa 1793


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

hard-paste porcelain


Dimensions

cup 6.1 x 7.8 x 5.7 cm; saucer 3.2 x 12.2 cm diam :

a - cup; 6.1 x 7.8 x 5.7 cm

b - saucer; 3.2 x 12.2 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2010.201.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, 107 (colour illus.). cat.no. 147