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Gobelet litron et soucoupe
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Gobelet litron et soucoupe
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (factory)
Noël, Guillaume (painter) [ULAN info: French porcelain painter, 1734/5-1804, op.1755-1804]
Soft-paste porcelain cup and saucer, painted in enamels with mauve and white stripes, and with wreaths, bows, and posies in reserves, and gilded
Soft-paste porcelain painted in blue, green, yellow, pink, red, and mauve enamels, and gilded. Cylindrical cup with double-curved handle. Circular saucer with flat central area and deep, sloping sides. There is a hole for suspension in the footring of each piece.The cup has a ground of mauve stripes, each flanked by a gold line, a blue line and a line of gold dots, alternating with reserved white stripes decorated with small gold floral sprays. Encircling the cup there are two large and two small shaped reserves linked to each other. The two large ones contain wreaths of laurel leaves and red berries tied at the top with a bow of mauve ribbon from which is suspended a posy of three pink roses and leaves. The wreaths are linked by swags passing through the two small reserves, each composed of three posies of three pink roses linked by sprays of leaves. There are bands of gilding round the base and rim, lines down the sides of the handle and a stylised leaf. and two bell flowers separated by spots down its back. In the centre of the saucer there are two concentric gold circles from which radiate mauve stripes like those on the cup. They end at varying distances from the centre, so that they form a cross-shape with incurved sides and ends. The sides are decorated en suite with the cup with four large reserved linked by four small, each containing a posy of three roses and leaves. There is a band of gilding round the rim.
This is a gobelet litron and saucer of the second size with Savill's handle shape B.
Shades of mauve, lilac, violet and purple were fashionable from 1773 and throughout the reign of Louis XVI (see Documentation, Verlet, 1953).
Sèvres (factory) (place)
Sèvres (painter) (place)
France (factory) (country)
French (factory) (nationality)
soft-paste porcelain, thrown, painted in blue, green, yellow, pink, red, and mauve enamels, and gilded.
height: (cup): 7.0
late 18th century
Given by Louis C.G. Clarke, MA
C.7 & A-1956 (Applied Arts)