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This and 8 other objects are a part of a set whose first object is Breakfast Service (Déjeuner Mosaïque Florentine) Breakfast Service.

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Saucer (France), 1813

This is a Saucer. It was manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated 1813 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold leaf. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This service shows the fascination with precise renderings from nature featured in Pierre-Joseph Redouté’s and other artists’ botanical studies and Sèvres porcelain during the early 19th century. Not all porcelain was made for entertaining large numbers of people—an intimate tête-à-tête with someone grand could require a small service such as this.

This object was donated by Katrina H. Becker. It is credited Gift of Katrina H. Becker in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Hickox.

  • Vanity Case, ca. 1927
  • lapis lazuli, carved jade, carved ruyi, coral, diamonds, lacquer, mirrored....
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.89

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 2.5 x 14 cm (1 in. x 5 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside printed mark of Manufacture Impèriale de Sèvres in red; below, gilded letters: "tz"; gilded: "30 mars BT"; inscribed in body: "JL" [and illegible initials].

Cite this object as

Saucer (France), 1813; Manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (France); hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold leaf; H x diam.: 2.5 x 14 cm (1 in. x 5 1/2 in.); Gift of Katrina H. Becker in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Hickox; 1981-38-5

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