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

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Title
Cup and saucer (gobelet Bouillard)
Year
1767
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

cup 6.1 x 9.2 x 7.2 cm; saucer 3.0 x 14.2 cm diam

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.179.a-b
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

This form of decoration in which the ground colour is covered with gilded discs (‘mouches d’or’) seems to have been especially popular c1767, though it was also revived in the 1780s.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 102 (colour illus.). cat.no. 133