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Hot milk jug (part of a service)

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Charles-Louis Méreaud (French, active 1756–80)
Date:
1759–60
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height: 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Bequest of Emma T. Gary, 1937
Accession Number:
37.20.6a, b
Not on view
Small tea services, often intended for just two people, were produced in large quantities at the Sèvres factory. Both the number of surviving services and the factory's extensive archives indicate that tea wares were not only popular but also an important source of revenue for the factory. This set (37.20.5–.9) is missing its sugar bowl and a cup and saucer, but it is notable nevertheless for its lavish gilding.

[Jeffrey H. Munger, 2006]
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