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Cup (gobelet litron) (one of nine) (part of a service)

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Cyprien-Julien Hirel de Choisy (French, active 1770–1812)
Decorator:
Gilded by Étienne-Gabriel Girard (French, active 1762–1800)
Date:
1786
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
2 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (6.4 × 6.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Bequest of Emma T. Gary, 1937
Accession Number:
37.20.20
Not on view
Marking: Painted in blue enamel on underside: [1] Crossed Ls enclosing JJ (Sèvres factory mark and date letter for 1786); [2] An ermine (decorator's mark for Cyprien-Julien Hirel de Choisy)

Painted in gold enamel: [3] Gi (gilder's mark for Étienne-Gabriel Girard)

Incised on underside: [4] 43; [5] 45
Emma T. Gary , New York (until 1937; bequeathed to MMA)
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