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Saucer (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:
Diameter: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Bequest of Emma T. Gary, 1937
Accession Number:
37.20.21
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 on underside: [3] GI (gilder's mark for Étienne-Gabriel Girard)

Incised on underside: [4] 41
Emma T. Gary , New York (until 1937; bequeathed to MMA)
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