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Sugar bowl, by Francois-Joseph Aloncle, Sevres Factory

Image attached to C.40 & A-1961

An image of Sugar Bowl and Cover. Pot à sucre Calabre. Aloncle, François-Joseph (painter, French, act.1758-1781). Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory. Painted in enamels in reserves each containing a bird in landscape, and gilded. Soft-paste porcelain, thrown and moulded, decorated with a green ground, painting in blue, very dark blue, shades of green, yellow, pink, red, pale purple, grey, brown, and black enamels, and gilding, height, whole, 10.2 cm (incl. cover), diameter, bowl, 8.9 cm, diameter, cover, 9.1 cm.  The basin bears the date letter for 1769 but decoration was probably added later. Rococo.

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Sugar Bowl and Cover. Pot à sucre Calabre. Aloncle, François-Joseph (painter, French, act.1758-1781). Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory. Painted in enamels in reserves each containing a bird in landscape, and gilded. Soft-paste porcelain, thrown and moulded, decorated with a green ground, painting in blue, very dark blue, shades of green, yellow, pink, red, pale purple, grey, brown, and black enamels, and gilding, height, whole, 10.2 cm (incl. cover), diameter, bowl, 8.9 cm, diameter, cover, 9.1 cm. The basin bears the date letter for 1769 but decoration was probably added later. Rococo.

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  • Accession Number: C.40 & A-1961
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 85
  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 894 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 183.90kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2014:03:10 13:26:08

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