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CUP

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: French Porcelain Room


About this object

On the front of the cup is the script letter V in blue flowers surmounted by a crown in gold leaves, around the rims swags of gold leaves enclose speckled blue areas, on each side is a small blue medallion enclosing gold flowers, around the remaining areas are three kinds of swags of roses, varied flowers, and green leaves with berries. The saucer has the same decoration with the addition of blue lozenges enclosing gold stars, and a cluster of flowers in the center within a circle of leaves.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
CUP
Made from:
Soft paste porcelain
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
1787
Size:
4.6 x 11 cm (1 13/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.153.1
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK .1 (cup) and .2 (saucer) have crossed L's surmounted by a crown, and the date letter jj outside, for 1787; .1 has 48 incised; .2 has 41 incised
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973