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Cup and saucer (gobelet litron et soucoupe)

Manufacturer: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

Decorator: Nicolas Dutenda

Gilder: Jean Chavaux

Date: c.1793-1800
Overall: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)
Medium: Soft-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:France, Île-de-France, Sèvres
Object number: G83.1.1092.1-2
DescriptionSèvres coffee cup and saucer (gobelet litron et soucoupe). The cup is of small size with a gilded loop handle, the deep yellow ground is decorated with festoons of pink roses and rosebuds intertwined with pink and blue ribbons. It is within a white ground bands decorated with beading in gilt and black ground bands painted in polychrome enamels with garlands of mixed garden flowers. The saucer similarly decorated, with the centre with a floral spray in gilt. The borders are in gilt.