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Sugar Bowl and Cover forming part of a Dejeuner: C.177.3 & A-2010

Object information

Titles

Sugar Bowl and Cover forming part of a Dejeuner

Maker(s)

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)
Noël, Guillaume (Painter)

Description

Soft-paste porcelain decorated with a rose marbré ground, flower painted in polychrome 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 bowl has almost straight sides which curve inwards to the footring and a slightly domed cover with a knob in the form of a multi-petalled flower on a stalk with two leaves. There is a suspension hole in the footring. The bowl has two truncated heart-shaped reserves with a scalloped gold line round the edge containing floral sprays, and the cover has two kidney-shaped reserves similarly edged and painted with a smaller floral sray. There are gold bands round the rim, footring, and edge of the cover, and the knob, stalk, and leaves are gilded.

Notes

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 who lent it until her death in2010

Legal notes

Lent by Miss Honor Frost

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Sèvres ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

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

School or Style

Rococo

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( blue, green, yellow, dark pink, mauve and purple) ground colour ( rose) gold

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Lead-glazing : 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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: interlaced Ls enclosing i
  • Location: On base of bowl
  • Method of creation: Painted in bright blue enamel
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: a short line with another above it with a hump in the middle

  • Location: On base above factory mark
  • Method of creation: Painted in bright blue enamel
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: a sloping reversed S and a sloping S perhaps forming an open V

  • Location: On base of bowl
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Incised mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.177.3 & A-2010
Primary reference Number: 150625
Old object number: Loan 15.3 & 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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