The scene on the cup is based on a design by Boucher recorded both in an etching by the artist and in a print by Gilles Demarteau. It seems unlikely that a cup so finely decorated was ever intended for use.
cup 7.7 x 9.9 x 7.5 cm; saucer 2.9 x 15.0 cm diam :
a - cup, 7.7 x 9.9 x 7.5 cm
b - saucer, 2.9 x 15 cm
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Referenced in 1 publication
Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 104 (colour illus.). cat.no. 139