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Cup and saucer (gobelet litron et soucoupe)

Manufacturer: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

Decorator: Jean-Baptiste Tandart

Gilder: Pierre-Jean-Baptiste Vandé

Date: 1786
Overall (G83.1.1080.1-2): 7 x 6.7 x 9.2 cm (2 3/4 x 2 5/8 x 3 5/8 in.)
Medium: soft-paste porcelain, enamel, and gold.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:France, Île-de-France, Sèvres
Object number: G83.1.1080.1-2
DescriptionSèvres coffee can and saucer with a scroll handle heightened in gilt, resting on a deep circular saucer with flaring sides. The coffee can is decorated in the front with an oval reserve enframed within a purple and gilt band enclosing a brown and yellow vase filled with colourful arrangement of garden flowers. It is resting on a greyish-white stone ledge, all against a blue ground. The cavetto of the saucer is decorated with a bouquet of mixed garden flowers and fruits. The remaining ground of each piece coloured 'jaune Jonquille' (Daffodil yellow) with sprigs of iron- red flowers and green leaves. The rims of the coffee can and saucer both having purple and gilt bands.