Sugar Spoon (cuillière à sucre)

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Sugar Spoon (cuillière à sucre)


LCSH: Porcelain, French—18th century—Pictorial works | Porcelain, French—Private collections | Porcelain, French—Vincennes—18th century—Slide collections | Vincennes porcelain—18th century—Pictorial works | Slides (Photography)—Private collections | Fritzsche, Ulrich—Art collections—Pictorial works | Ceramic tableware—France—18th century | Flatware—France—18th century | Spoons—France—18th century | Gilding—France—18th century

Getty AAT keywords: porcelain (material) | porcelain (visual works) | dinnerware | flatware | sugar spoons | gilding-technique | piercing


35mm color slide of a white sugar spoon (Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory). Its ladle is pierced with a pattern of circles and tear-drop shapes. Its handle consists of two curved sections entwined together. The edges are gilded. Eriksen and De Bellaigue note that such spoons were rare: “The factory produced only very few spoons,” presumably because the thin handles were deemed fragile and “it could not be anticipated that a thin handle would have a very long life”; Eriksen also suggests that, in all likelihood, such spoons “were designed by Duplessis” (Eriksen and De Bellaigue 1987, 275; Eriksen 1980, 66). The number 2 is handwritten on the slide.


Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object)


Seattle Art Museum Libraries


1752–54 (date of object)
July 1986 (date of slide)


Painter, Kirsten Blythe


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English | French


still image

Spatial Coverage


Temporal Coverage

eighteenth century (dates CE)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

slide, scanned using an Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner at 3200 dpi.


Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object), “Sugar Spoon (cuillière à sucre),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed May 25, 2024,