Bouillard Cup and Saucer with Shell Décor (gobelet Bouillard et soucoupe, décor à coquille)

Dublin Core

Title

Bouillard Cup and Saucer with Shell Décor (gobelet Bouillard et soucoupe, décor à coquille)

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

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

Description

35mm color slide of a Bouillard cup and saucer (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). These are adorned with an unusual blue shell decoration (décor à coquille). In her description of décor à coquille, Savill mentions this particular object in the Fritzsche collection as an example (1988, 2:537 no. C362, 2:543n38), noting that it bears the mark for Charles Louis Méreaud jeune (the younger; ca. 1735–80; active 1756–80).The gobelet Bouillard (Bouillard cup) was named after Antoine-Augustin Bouillard, a shareholder in the Vincennes and Sèvres factories. The number 38 is handwritten on the slide.

See the Fritzsche Porcelain Exhibit for more details on shell décor, Méreaud, and Bouillard cups.

Creator

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

Publisher

Seattle Art Museum Libraries

Date

18th century (date of object)
July 1986 (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), “Bouillard Cup and Saucer with Shell Décor (gobelet Bouillard et soucoupe, décor à coquille),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed October 1, 2022, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2951.