Manner of Jacques Stella (French, Lyons 1596–1657 Paris)
After a print by Claudine Bouzonnet Stella (French, Lyons 1636–1697 Paris)
Overall (cup .1): 2 × 3 1/8 in. (5.1 × 7.9 cm); Diameter (saucer .2): 4 5/16 in. (11 cm)
The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund, 1971
Not on view
This and a second cup and saucer (1971.233.1, .2) join a teapot (46.103a, b) and sugar bowl (69.118a, b) with the same decoration acquired in 1969 and 1946. The service presents a free Italian adaptation of elements from the decorative vocabularies of the eighteenth century’s leading manufactories: the yellow-ground floral panels of Meissen and the putto scenes of Sèvres.