This is a cup. It was manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory. 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.
Cite this object as
Cup (France); Manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (France); hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold leaf; 1981-38-6