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Cup and saucer (gobelet litron et soucoupe)

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Cup decorated by Jean Bouchet (active 1757–93)
Decorator:
Saucer decorated by Mutel (active 1754–59, 1765–67, 1771–74)
Date:
ca. 1772
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height (cup [.143]): 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); Diameter (saucer [.144]): 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1950
Accession Number:
50.211.143, .144
Not on view
Marking: [1] Crossed Ls in blue enamel (Sèvres factory mark);
[2] A tree in blue enamel (decorator's mark for Bouchet);
[3] vd. in gold;
[4] 43 incised;
[5] Crossed Ls enclosing T in blue enamel (factory mark and year letter for 1772)
[6] A compass in blue enamel (decorator's mark for Mutel)
[7] Script d I incised

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on bottom of cup
[5]–[7] on bottom of saucer
R. Thornton Wilson (until 1950; to MMA)
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