An image of Cup and saucer

Frankenthal

(Germany 1755 – 1799)

Cup and saucer

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The decoration of amorous couples in garden settings reflects a taste for the art of the French painter Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721). Though the painter had died decades earlier, engravings of his work and of that of his followers were widely imitated by porcelain decorators from c1740, particularly in Germany.

Year
circa 1756-circa 1759
Media
Ceramic
Medium
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions
cup 5.9 x 8.0 x 5.9 cm; saucer 2.8 x 11.9 cm diam :
a - cup; 5.9 x 8 x 5.9 cm
b - saucer; 2.8 x 11.9 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.162.a-b