Cup and saucer, Capodimonte Porcelain Factory (Italian, 1740/43–1759), Soft-paste porcelain, Italian, Naples

Cup and saucer

Capodimonte Porcelain Factory (Italian, 1740/43–1759)
ca. 1745
Italian, Naples
Soft-paste porcelain
Height (cup .222): 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); Diameter (saucer .223): 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.268.222, .223
Not on view
The gift of the Hans Syz Collection in 1995 endowed the Museum with nearly three hundred examples of European and Asian ceramics meticulously acquired by Swiss-born collector Dr. Syz (1894–1991) to chart the migration of models and patterns from East to West. Documenting a continuous process of influence and adaptation, these pieces provide a discriminating review of the nuances of stylistic change resulting from three centuries of trade.
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue enamel on underside of each: [1] Fleur-de-lis

Incised on underside of cup: [2] Anchor (?)
Hans Syz (until d. 1991; to his sons, John and Stephan) ; by descent, John D. Syz ; and Stephan B. Syz (1991–95; to MMA)