Calabre Teapot, Litron Cup, and Saucer (théière Calabre, gobelet litron, soucoupe)

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Title

Calabre Teapot, Litron Cup, and Saucer (théière Calabre, gobelet litron, 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 | Ceramic teapots—France—18th century | Teacups—France—18th century | Gilding—France—18th century | Landscapes on porcelain—France—18th century | Trees in art | Architecture in art | Bridges in art | Rivers in art

Getty AAT keywords: porcelain (material) | porcelain (visual works) | dinnerware | teapots | saucers (plates) | cups (drinking vessels) | porcelain painting (image-making) | gilding-technique | landscapes (representations) | riverbanks | trees

Description

35mm color slide of a Calabre teapot, litron cup, and saucer (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). The ground of all three objects is a distinctive geometrical pattern, resulting in a field of blue diamonds and squares, framed by criss-crossing white lines, and punctuated by dots of gilding. The painted central reserves, edged with thick bands of tooled gilding, depict peaceful rural scenes but also include a variety of architectural forms. The théière Calabre (Calabre teapot) was named in honor of Pierre Calabre, one of the factory’s shareholders, and later became “the most commonly made of all Sèvres teapots” (Dawson 1994, 101). The gobelet litron (litron cup) has a distinctive, straight-sided, cylindrical shape, and was the most common form of teacup produced at the Sèvres factory. The number 32 is handwritten on the slide.

Find more on the litron cup and Calabre teapot 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

1767–68 (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), “Calabre Teapot, Litron Cup, and Saucer (théière Calabre, gobelet litron, soucoupe),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed October 1, 2022, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2942.