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Cup and saucer (gobelet litron et soucoupe)

Manufacturer: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

Decorator: Rachel Maqueret

Date: 1789
Dimensions:
Overall (G83.1.1091.1): 6.5 x 8.7 x 6.4 cm (2 9/16 x 3 7/16 x 2 1/2 in.)
Overall (G83.1.1091.2): 3.8 x 13.3 cm (1 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.)
Medium: soft-paste porcelain, enamel, and gold.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:France, Île-de-France, Sèvres
Object number: G83.1.1091.1-2
DescriptionSèvres coffee cup and saucer. The cylindrical coffee cup has a gilded loop handle, entirely in a clear 'jaune jonquille' with border of formalized scrolls in a brown monochrome, and a gilt line rim. The saucer is similarly decorated and has a circular medallion in the centre, with a single pink rose on a white ground.