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Cup and Saucer forming part of a Miniature Dejeuner: C.177.2 & A-2010

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Cup and Saucer forming part of a Miniature Dejeuner


Factory: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
Painter: Noël, Guillaume




Soft-paste porcelain cup and saucer decorated with a rose marbré ground, flowers painted in polychome enamels, and gilding

Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, and decorated overglaze with a rose marbré ground, painting in blue, two shades of green, yellow, dark pink, mauve, and purple enamels. The rounded cup has a scrolled handle. The circular saucer has shallow curved sides and stands on a footring


History note: Probably Oscar Dusendschen, Geneva; sold Sotheby's, 6 December 1960, An Important Collection of European Porcelain, the Property of the late Oscar Dusendschen of Geneva, p. 28, lot 88, illustrated. Wilfrid A. Evill by whom bequeathed in 1963 subject to a life interest to Miss Honor E. Frost, and lent by her until her death in 1910

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Wilfred A. Evill, 1963

Place(s) associated

  • Sèvres ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1963) by Evill, Wilfrid Ariel


3rd quarter 18th Century
Louis XV
Production date: AD 1761


For bibliography for rose marbré grounds, see Loan 15.1-1963

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, yellow, dark pink) ground colour ( rose) gold
Saucer Diameter 9.5 cm
Cup Height 6.3 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing : Soft-paste porcelain, and decorated overglaze with a rose marbré ground, painting in blue, two shades of green, yellow, dark pink, mauve, and purple enamels

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.177.2 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 150624
Old object number: Loan 15.2 & A-1963
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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