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Cup and saucer (gobelet litron et soucoupe)

Manufacturer: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

Decorator: Vincent Taillendier

Gilder: Boileau le jeune

Date: 1788
Overall (G83.1.1089.1-2): 6 x 5.9 x 7.6 cm (2 3/8 x 2 5/16 x 3 in.)
Medium: soft-paste porcelain, enamel, and gold.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:France, Île-de-France, Sèvres
Object number: G83.1.1089.1-2
DescriptionYellow ground Sèvres Coffee Cup and Saucer, painted in brown monochrome with landscape scenes alternating with retrievers within shaped panels outlined in brown. They are between borders of laurel leaf garlands and stiff leaf borders. There are small dots forming triangular designs, and a solid gold band used around the borders and the handle of the cup is ornamented with gilt.