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Title

Cup and socketed saucer (gobelet et soucoupe enfonce)

1771


Artist

Sèvres

France

1756 -


About

The socketed saucer (as distinct from the trembleuse, which is a saucer with a raised rim) was perhaps originally designed for Madame de Pompadour who, before her death in 1764, was the factory’s only recorded client for the shape.


Details


Date

1771


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

soft-paste porcelain


Dimensions

cup 8.6 x 10.7 x 8.7; saucer 4.1 x 15.2 cm diam; combined 9.4 x 15.2 cm diam :

a - cup; 8.6 x 10.7 x 8.7 cm

b - saucer; 4.1 x 15.2 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.184.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, 104 (colour illus.). cat.no. 138