Litron Cup and Saucer (gobelet litron et soucoupe)

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Title

Litron Cup and Saucer (gobelet litron et soucoupe)

Subject

LCSH: Porcelain, French—18th century—Pictorial works | Porcelain, French—Private collections | Porcelain, French—Sèvres—18th century—Slide collections | Sèvres porcelain—18th century—Pictorial works | Slides (Photography)—Private collections | Fritzsche, Ulrich—Art collections—Pictorial works | Ceramic tableware—France—18th century | Drinking cups—France—18th century | Gilding—France—18th century | Decoration and ornament—Plant forms—France—18th century | Flowers in art

Getty AAT keywords: porcelain (material) | porcelain (visual works) | dinnerware | saucers (plates) | cups (drinking vessels) | porcelain painting (image-making) | gilding-technique | flower (motif) | floral patterns | plant-derived motifs

Description

35mm color slide of a litron cup and saucer (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). The cup and saucer both have a blue ground decorated with stylized white bellflowers and other undulating designs, trimmed with gilding. The cup is an example of a gobelet litron (litron cup), which has a distinctive, straight-sided, cylindrical shape, and was the most common form of teacup produced at the Sèvres factory. The mark on the cup is believed to be that of Fallot (active 1764–90), a “ground color worker, painter, gilder, burnisher, and enameller,” who is particularly known for inventing the special blue ground color called bleu Fallot (Savill 1988, 3:1032; Eriksen and De Bellaigue 1987, 153 no. 43). The number 29 is handwritten on the slide.

Find more on the litron cup and bleu Fallot in the Fritzsche Porcelain Exhibit.

Creator

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

Publisher

Seattle Art Museum Libraries

Date

ca. 1764 (date of object)
October 1983 (date of slide)

Contributor

Painter, Kirsten Blythe

Rights

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Format

application/jpg

Language

English | French

Type

still image

Spatial Coverage

France

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.

Citation

Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object), “Litron Cup and Saucer (gobelet litron et soucoupe),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed October 1, 2022, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2938.