The Wallace Collection

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Gebelet 'à lait' et soucoupe of the second size
  • Two-handled Covered Cup and Saucer
  • Gebelet 'à lait' et soucoupe of the second size
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1774
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Cup with cover, Height: 12.9 cm
    Saucer, Diameter: 18.4 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enclosing 'V' the date letter for 1774
    Factory mark: Indistinct Ls
    Mark: Four blue dots
    Incised mark: '37a' and '.2.'
  • C440
  • Study
Further Reading
  • Decorated with a turquoise blue ground and painted in white reserves with sprays of flowers. The reserves are edged with a gilded band; between the reserves the ground colour is overlaid with a gilded border of scrolls, garlands of flowers, and rococo cartouches filled with trellis-work. The knop has gilded petals and foliage and there are gilded lambrequins on the handles.