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Gobelet 'litron' et soucoupe of the second size
  • Cup and saucer
  • Gobelet 'litron' et soucoupe of the second size
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Jean-Jacques Pierre (born 1745 - 1746), Painter
    Henry (-François) Vincent (1733 - 1809), Gilder
  • Sèvres, France
  • c. 1794
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Cup, Height: 6.7 cm
    Saucer, Diameter: 13 cm
  • Mark: 'Sevres' Painted
    Mark: 'R.F. (République Française)' Painted
    Painter's mark: 'P7' for Jean-Jacques Pierre Painted
    Gilder's mark: '2000' for Henry-François Vincent Painted in gilding
    Incised mark: '44'
    Incised mark: 'j2' Indistinct
    Incised mark: '44'
  • C356
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  • Despite its status as a royal factory, Sèvres continued its production during the turbulent years of the French Revolution. It adapted its artistic production to include more overtly political themes such as republican attributes of Liberté, Egalité and Fraternité into the decoration.
    The symbols on this yellow and 'beau bleu' blue cup and saucer include spears and fasces representing the simple man’s weapons, a balance for Equality and Justice, and the Phrygian cap for Franchise and Liberty.
    They were designed for Sèvres by Nicolas-Pierre Pithou jeune in 1793, the year in which the factory was nationalised on the execution of Louis XVI.
    Acquired by 1872.