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CUP WITH REBUS (GOBELET LITRON) (ONE OF TWO)

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CUP WITH REBUS (GOBELET LITRON) (ONE OF TWO)

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: French Porcelain Room


About this object

Both cup and saucer have pale yellow ground with areas reserved in white that are painted with rebuses. Two medallions on the read as follows: "elle est ravissante" (she is ravishing) and "elle surpasse tout par sa beauté" (her beauty surpasses everything). All the yellow areas are painted with delicate arabesques On the front and back underneath the medallions there is Greek key design in blue.

Category:
ceramics, french
Object name:
CUP WITH REBUS (GOBELET LITRON) (ONE OF TWO)
Made from:
Soft paste porcelain
Made in:
FRANCE: Sèvres
Date made:
1788
Size:
5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.127.3
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK .3 (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 40 and 44 incised. .4 (saucer) Same painted marks as .3, and 76 incised.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Sèvres Porcelain at Hillwood"