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Title

Cup and saucer

circa 1791-circa 1793

Artist

Sèvres

France

1756 -

  • Details

    Date
    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
    Location
    15th–19th c European art
    Accession number
    L2010.201.a-b
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Sèvres

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    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.

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