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

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Title
Cup and saucer (gobelet Hebert)
Year
1764
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

cup 6.6 x 10.0 x 7.8 cm; saucer 2.9 x 13.9 cm diam; combined 7.5 x 13.9 cm diam:

a - cup; 6.6 x 10 x 7.8 cm

b - saucer; 2.9 x 13.9 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.169.a-b
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The pear-shaped cup, introduced in 1752, was probably named either after the dealer Thomas-Joachim Hébert, or another Hébert, secretary to the King, who was acting as a consultant to the factory at that period.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 100 (colour illus.). cat.no. 126