Litron Cup with Chinoiserie Décor (gobelet litron, décor chinois)

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Litron Cup with Chinoiserie Décor (gobelet litron, décor chinois)


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 | Landscapes on porcelain—France—18th century | Decoration and ornament—Plant forms—France—18th century | Flowers in art | Trees in art | Architecture in art | Chinoiserie (Art)—France—18th century

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


35mm color slide of a litron cup (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). The cup has a white ground, painted with a multicolored “chinoiserie” scene, depicting a pagoda and two adult figures with a small child. 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 51 is handwritten on the slide.

Find more on the litron cup and other types of teacups in the Fritzsche Porcelain Exhibit.


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


Seattle Art Museum Libraries


1778 (date of object)
October 1984 (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); Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object), “Litron Cup with Chinoiserie Décor (gobelet litron, décor chinois),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed May 25, 2024,