An image of Cup and saucer (gobelet litron)

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Cup and saucer (gobelet litron)

Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

The scene on the cup is based on a design by Boucher recorded both in an etching by the artist and in a print by Gilles Demarteau. It seems unlikely that a cup so finely decorated was ever intended for use.

Year
1775
Media
Ceramic
Medium
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions
cup 7.7 x 9.9 x 7.5 cm; saucer 2.9 x 15.0 cm diam :
a - cup; 7.7 x 9.9 x 7.5 cm
b - saucer; 2.9 x 15 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2010.199.a-b