Two Bouillard Cups (gobelets Bouillard)


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Two Bouillard Cups (gobelets Bouillard)


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 | Drinking cups—France—18th century | Gilding—France—18th century | Decoration and ornament—Plant forms—France—18th century | Flowers in art | Plants in art | Birds in art | Vielliard, André-Vincent —Pictorial works

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


35mm color slide of two Bouillard cups (Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory). This is a magnified view of two of the cups in Slide 9a. Each cup has a white ground painted with blue designs, including flowers and a bird carrying a branch. The base, rim, and handles are gilded. Rosalind Savill confirms that these are Bouillard cups, not Bouret cups, although she notes the difficulty in distinguishing the two shapes from each other. Savill also notes details of this particular object in the Fritzsche Collection: “Seattle private collection, length 25 cm., with four cups Bouillard of the third size without saucers” (2:596, note 3k). She describes the décor on these cups as “white ground with children in blue monochrome and flesh colors” (enfants camayeux chaires colorées) (Savill 1988, 2:527, 532n11, 592, 596 note 3k, 596n16). The cups have a painter’s mark for André-Vincent Vielliard (1717–90; active 1752–90; known as Vielliard père or Vielliard aîné [the elder], sometimes spelled Vieillard), who was one of the most prolific and well-known painters at Vincennes and Sèvres (Eriksen and De Bellaigue 1987, 97; Savill 3:1074). The number 9 is handwritten on the slide but it is overlaid on top of an earlier notation of the number 8.

Find more details on Vielliard and painters’ marks in the Fritzsche Porcelain Exhibit.


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


Seattle Art Museum Libraries


1753 (date of object)
March 1983 (date of slide)


Painter, Kirsten Blythe


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English | French


still image

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Temporal Coverage

eighteenth century (dates CE)

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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), “Two Bouillard Cups (gobelets Bouillard),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed March 29, 2023,