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Cup (one of a pair)

Factory:
Saint-Cloud factory (French, before 1698–1766)
Date:
ca. 1725–40
Culture:
French, Saint-Cloud
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.339a
Not on view
This beaker, with its saucer (1978.418), was one of the types of cups used for drinking hot chocolate. Eighteenth-century paintings, prints, and inventories indicate that tall cups, both with and without handles, were often intended for chocolate, especially those accompanied by a trembleuse saucer, which took various forms. In the du Paquier example in this case, the saucer has been made with a high openwork collar securing the cup. In contrast, this Saint-Cloud saucer has been modeled with a lower, solid raised lip that also stabilizes the beaker it holds.
[ Harding , until 1906; sold to MMA ]
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