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Tea service (déjeuner)

Manufacturer: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

Decorator: Denis Levé

Date: 1786
Dimensions:
Overall: 3.1 x 22.3 x 24.7 cm (1 1/4 x 8 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)
Overall: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/8 in. (10.8 x 14 x 7.9 cm)
Overall: 4 x 4 1/8 in. (10.2 x 10.5 cm)
Overall: 3 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. (9.9 x 8.2 cm)
Overall: 2 3/8 x 3 in. (6 x 7.6 cm)
Medium: soft-paste porcelain, enamel, and gold.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:France, Île-de-France, Sèvres
Object number: G83.1.1077.1-8
DescriptionA Sèvres yellow ground solitaire, painted with sienna-coloured urns and flowerheads surrounded by scrolls, branched and perched birds within bells and single-line borders. The white rims are similarly decorated in colures between gilt lines and dentil borders:
A shaped octagonal tray with perforated handles
A teapot and cover
A creamer
A sugar bowl and cover
A cylindrical cup and saucer