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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, 1813.

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Saucer, from a Breakfast Service (Soucoupe; Déjeuner Mosaïque Florentine) Saucer

This is a saucer. It was manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory and painted by Pierre Huard. It is dated 1813 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. 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.

  • Cigarette Case, Leaf Motif
  • lapis lazuli, enamel, carved jade, mother-of-pearl, diamonds, gold, platinum.
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.88
  • Vanity Case
  • 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

Underside: [1] "Manufacture Impériale SÈVRES" surrounding crowned eagle, printed in dark red overglaze (manufactory mark) [2] "tZ", painted in gold (year mark for 1813) [3] "30 Mars BT" , painted in gold (probably: date when gilding was applied and gilder's initials) [4] "t Z 3", incised [5] "C 12", incised (faint)

It is signed

Not signed

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Saucer, from a Breakfast Service (Soucoupe; Déjeuner Mosaïque Florentine) Saucer; Manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (France); France; hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; 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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