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SAUCER WITH REBUS (SOUCOUPE) (ONE OF TWO)

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SAUCER WITH REBUS (SOUCOUPE) (ONE OF TWO)

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: French Porcelain Room


About this object

Both cup and saucer have a pale yellow ground with areas reserved in white that are painted with rebuses. The saucer has three medallions painted with rebuses that have been deciphered as follows: "vous soupirez pour elle"(you long for her), "elle a su m'enflammer"( she has enflamed me), 'j'ai découvert ses attraits"(I have discovered her attractions). In the center of the saucer there is a cluster of trophies and leaves. All the yellow areas are painted with delicate arabesques, and a Greek key design in blue.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
SAUCER WITH REBUS (SOUCOUPE) (ONE OF TWO)
Made from:
Soft paste porcelain
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
1788
Size:
11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.127.4
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"