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Ice Cup (Tasse à glace) from the Cameo Service

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: Mansion Exhibit - French Porcelain Room - Case 2 - Shelf 3


About this object

The ground is turquoise-blue. The shape is that of an urn, with a flaring lip, two plain handles and a pedestal foot. Under the lip is a gilt vine scroll on turquoise-blue and within it on each side a medallion containing a profile head in white imitating an antique cameo on a red-brown ground, below this is a string of white beads in relief and then a white band with clusters of flowers in color joined by gilt ornaments. At the bottom of the body is a row of molded gilt leaves pointing upward. Toping the stem is a string of smaller white beads in relief.

Category:
CERAMICS, FRENCH
Object name:
Culinary Container
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
FRANCE: Sèvres
Date made:
ca. 1779
Size:
H. 3 1/2 in.
cup __8.89 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.64
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK __Marked underneath in blue with the crossed L's of Sévres
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762-1796), Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Sept. 21, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014
The Myths of St. Petersburg. Hillwood Museum & Gardens, Feb 1 - Dec 31, 2003
A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum. Organized by Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 1998-2000
Passion of the Empress: Catherine the Great’s Art Patronage, Organized by the Georgia Museum of Art; Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Feb 14 - June 8, 2014
Featured in publication:
Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762-1769), by Asen Kirin with contributions by Liana Paredes, Kristen Regina, and Scott Ruby; Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; 2013
Odom, Anne and Liana Paredes Arend. A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum. Edited by Nancy Eickel. Alexandria, VA: Art Services International, 1998.
Arend, Liana Paredes. Sèvres Porcelain at Hillwood. Edited by Nancy Eickel. The Hillwood Collection Series. Washington, D.C.: Hillwood Museum and Gardens, 1998.