An image of Cup and saucer

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Cup and saucer

Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

Hard-paste Sèvres with a black ground and gilding (sometimes with the addition of platinum decoration) was especially fashionable in the first years of the 1790s. The chinoiserie scenes are probably based on prints by Jean-Baptiste Pillement. The result resembles oriental lacquer.

Year
circa 1791-circa 1793
Media
Ceramic
Medium
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions
cup 6.1 x 7.8 x 5.7 cm; saucer 3.2 x 12.2 cm diam :
a - cup; 6.1 x 7.8 x 5.7 cm
b - saucer; 3.2 x 12.2 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2010.201.a-b