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Cup (tasse Jasmin), part of Breakfast Service (déjeuner)

Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Handle attributed to Pierre-Noël Blaquière (recorded 1810)
Figural decoration by Étienne Charles Le Guay (French, 1762–1846)
Ornamental decoration by Jacques-Nicolas Sisson (or Sinsson) (active 1795–1845)
French, Sèvres
Hard-paste porcelain, silver gilt
Height: 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. D.N. Heineman, 1956
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 553
This breakfast service (56.29.1–.8) was presented by Napoleon I to Princess Auguste-Amélie, wife of his stepson Eugène Beauharnais, on New Year's Day of 1814. The overall theme of the decoration was described in the factory records as the "loves of amors and nymphs," and the title given to the scene on the tray was "Accused Nymphs Appearing before the Tribunal of Love."
Inscription: Fragment of customs sticker on underside

Marking: Stamped on underside in red enamel: [1] Crowned eagle with "Manufacture / Imperiale / SEVRES" printed around mark (Sévres factory mark 1810–14); painted in gold: [2] T 26 av.1770.T. 1811; painted in brown: [3] 1226; incised: [4] CS, A, t
Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Heineman (until 1956; to MMA)
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