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CUP (GOBELET "LITRON")

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (Manufacturer)

On view in: French Porcelain Room


About this object

The ground is green, a band reserved in white at the rim of both cup and the saucer contains a ribbon with the tricolor intertwined with a garland of roses, a similar band on the bottom of the cup contains a garland of leaves and red berries, there are two medallions on the cup, one painted with the fasces and the other with a compass or triangle, two of the four medallions on the saucer are similarly decorated, a third has a ghost of a Phyrigian cap and fourth one in the center contains a cluster of pansies, all reserved in white.

Object name:
CUP (GOBELET "LITRON")
Made from:
Soft paste porcelain
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
1794
Size:
8.4 x 12.1 cm (3 5/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.159.1
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK Both marked Sevres and R. F and qq for 1794; also the mark for Laroche, painter of flowers, garlands and bouquets, 1760-1800, and HP in gold- for Henry-Martin Prévost, gilder, 1757-97; The cup (.1) has I N (in reverse) incised and also 28 incised; the saucer (.2) has 29 incised
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973