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Collection

An image of Cup and saucer by Sèvres

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Title
Cup and saucer
Year
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
Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 107 (colour illus.). cat.no. 147