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ICE CUP (TASSE À GLACE) FROM THE CAMEO SERVICE

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: French Porcelain Room


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:
ICE CUP (TASSE À GLACE) FROM THE CAMEO SERVICE
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
ca. 1779
Size:
3 1/2 in. (8.9 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
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762-1769)","Sèvres Porcelain at Hillwood"