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Saucer from Cup with Cover; Gobelet à Lait

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Saucer from Cup with Cover; Gobelet à Lait

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: French Porcelain Room

About this object

The ground is dark blue (bleu du roi). On the front is an oval panel with a plain tooled gold frame, a pastoral scene with two figures-the "flute lesson" after Boucher, the top section of the cup is richly gilt with a band of foliate scrolled motifs, the same motifs are repeated on the cover between two reserves each painted with a landscape, the handle like two twisted twigs picked in gold.

Made from:
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
ca. 1778
Cup H: 3 1/2 in., Dia. 3 1/4 in., Saucer: Dia. 5 11/16 in.

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK .1 (cup). Crossed L's. Painters mark for Boulanger,son, painter of pastoral scenes and children, 1778-1781 Gilder's mark for Chavaux, Michel-Barnabé 1752-1788.
Credit line:
Gift of Eleanor Close Barzin, 1974