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Gobelet Hébert et soucoupe from a dejeuner: C.20.3 & A-1961

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Titles

Gobelet Hébert et soucoupe from a dejeuner

Maker(s)

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)
Vielliard, André-Vincent (Painter)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain cup and saucer, decorated with an underglaze blue ground, a reserve painted in enamels with a genre scene in the style of Teniers, and gilding

Soft-paste porcelain decorated with an underglaze blue ground, painting in blue, several shades of green, yellow, pink, red, pale purple, pale and dark brown enamels, and gilding. The cup has a double-curved outline and entwined branch handle. The base is almost matt and speckled overall. The saucer is circular with concave curving sides, and has a suspension hole in the footring. Both pieces have an underglaze blue ground caillouté in gold. The cup has an approximately heart-shaped reserve enclosed in an elaborate frame, comprising scrolls, a rocaille shell, and panels of trellis diaper. The reserve is painted in polychrome with a peasant girl and a boy playing the bagpipes, seated on a grassy mound in front of a cottage. There are two gold bands round the foot and two round the rim, the upper one dentilated on the interior. The handle has gold upper and lower terminals and two areas of gilding in the middle. The saucer has a circular reserve framed en suite with that on the cup, painted with a peasant boy and girl standing in front of a wooden fence with a cottage behind and a barrel lying on the ground in front of them. Behind and to the right are a church and a bridge in a landscape. There is a gold band round the outer edge of the footring, and two bands round the rim, the upper one dentilated on the exterior.
Part of a dejeuner with a tray, jug, and sugar basin and cover.

Notes

History note: Alfred Hill; sold by Sotheby's, 15 May 1942, Valuable Continental and English Porcelain, Fine Old English Clocks and Furniture...The Property of Alfred Hill, (decd), p. 14, lot 64; Louis Colville Gray Clarke, Cambridge

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Place(s) associated

  • Sèvres ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961-04-27) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
Louis XV
Circa 1759 CE - 1760 CE

Note

This is a gobelet Hébert of the second size

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels ( blue, several shades of green, yellow, pink, red, pale purple, pale and dark brown) cobalt ( probably bleu lapis) gold Saucer: Diameter 13.5 cm Height 3 cm
Cup Rim: Diameter 7.6 cm
Cup: Height 6.5 cm
Cup Including Handle: Width 9.8 cm
Handle:

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: interlaced L's enclosing G with a dot below

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue enamel
  • Factory mark

Inscription present: a horizontal line above the mark, with three evenly dispersed dots

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue enamel
  • Painter's mark
  • Text: cc
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Incised mark

Inscription present: if H sideways to rim

  • Text: 'I' or 'H'
  • Location: On base of saucer next to rim
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Incised mark

Inscription present: rectangular buff paper label with cut corners, possibly once white

  • Text: 'SEVRES' printed, 'Ptr Viellard/Date 1759' hand-written
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and hand-written in black ink
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.20.3 & A-1961
Primary reference Number: 93558
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 5 January 2021 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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