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SAUCER (SOUCOUPE)

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: French Porcelain Room


About this object

The ground is turquoise-blue, the decoration of the cup is divided into two wavy areas, the upper in blue with gold leafy scrolls, the lower in white with sprays of flowers in color curving inside the waves, and smaller sprays at the bottom emanating from a narrow pointed band of blue at the foot, the handle is shaped like two twisted twigs. The saucer has a gently scalloped edge and a decorative scheme like the cup, with five lobes reserved in white containing sprays of flowers in color, and ten-pointed band of blue around the central white depression.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
SAUCER (SOUCOUPE)
Made from:
Soft paste porcelain
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
1758
Size:
6.2 × 13.3 cm (2 7/16 × 5 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.35.2
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK The cup (.1) is unmarked. The saucer (.2) is marked in blue with the crossed L's, the date letter F for 1758, and L for Denis Leve, painter of flowers, birds, and ornaments (1754-1805). 29 incised
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973