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Sugar basin and cover, Mennecy Factory

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An image of Teaware. Sugar basin and cover. Mennecy Porcelain Manufactory. The cover is domed and has a knob in the shape of a half open rose bud, with a small rosebud and three leaves on a twig resting on the cover. The bowl is decorated with a continuous landscape in which on one side there is a distant village and a woman and a child, and on the other a lady and two gentlemen seated on rocks beside a lake. Above and below there is a narrow blue horizontal band. On the cover there is a different landscape in which there are two sheep on one side, and on the other, a goatherd playing a pipe to a seated woman, and a goat in the background to right. A narrow blue band encircles the edge of the scene. The knob is pink with pale green leaves. Soft-paste porcelain, the bowl probably thrown, lead-glazed, and painted in blue, green, greyish-green, dark pink, red, purple, several shades of brown, grey and black enamels. Height, overall, 12.4 cm, height, bowl, 7.3 cm, diameter, bowl, 9.7 cm, diameter, cover, 10.2 cm, circa 1760. Rococo. Louis XV.

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Teaware. Sugar basin and cover. Mennecy Porcelain Manufactory. The cover is domed and has a knob in the shape of a half open rose bud, with a small rosebud and three leaves on a twig resting on the cover. The bowl is decorated with a continuous landscape in which on one side there is a distant village and a woman and a child, and on the other a lady and two gentlemen seated on rocks beside a lake. Above and below there is a narrow blue horizontal band. On the cover there is a different landscape in which there are two sheep on one side, and on the other, a goatherd playing a pipe to a seated woman, and a goat in the background to right. A narrow blue band encircles the edge of the scene. The knob is pink with pale green leaves. Soft-paste porcelain, the bowl probably thrown, lead-glazed, and painted in blue, green, greyish-green, dark pink, red, purple, several shades of brown, grey and black enamels. Height, overall, 12.4 cm, height, bowl, 7.3 cm, diameter, bowl, 9.7 cm, diameter, cover, 10.2 cm, circa 1760. Rococo. Louis XV.

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  • Accession Number: C.1 & A-1959
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 995 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 560.78kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1

Key words

18th Century basin bowl box ceramics container cover enamel enamelled Fitz_AA French glazed goatherd goats knob landscape lead-glazed lidded Louis XV Mennecy Porcelain Factory moulded painted porcelain Roccoco Rococo roses service ware serving piece soft-paste porcelain sugar bowl tableware taking tea teaware thrown

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