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Cup with Rebus (Gobelet "litron") (one of two)

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: Mansion Exhibit - French Porcelain Room - Case 4 - Shelf 2


About this object

Both cup and saucer have pale yellow grounds reserved in white that are painted with rebuses. Two on the cup read "et il vous possédait" (she possesses you) and the other "aimez tout dans elle" (love everything about her). The saucer has three medallions painted with rebuses that read as follows: "aimez sa vertue" (love her virtues), "elle sait aimer" (she knows how to love), and a third one unsolved. On the center of the saucer has a cluster of trophies and leaves, all the yellow areas are painted with delicate arabesques.

Category:
CERAMICS, FRENCH
Object name:
Drinking Vessel
Made from:
Soft paste porcelain
Made in:
FRANCE: Sèvres
Date made:
1788
Size:
H. 2 5/16 in.
Cup __5.88 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.127.1
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK __.1 (cup) Crossed L's, the double K for the date 1788, and V under- for an unidentified worker; also F M in gold- possibly the mark of Francois Mirey, gilder 1785-92; also 29 incised ; .2 (saucer) Crossed L's, and FM in gold; 46 incised
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum. Organized by Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 1998-2000
Featured in publication:
Odom, Anne and Liana Paredes Arend. A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum. Edited by Nancy Eickel. Alexandria, VA: Art Services International, 1998.
Arend, Liana Paredes. Sèvres Porcelain at Hillwood. Edited by Nancy Eickel. The Hillwood Collection Series. Washington, D.C.: Hillwood Museum and Gardens, 1998.