Teapot (théière lizonnée à relief) and Cup (gobelet lizonné à relief sans soucoupe)

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Dublin Core

Title

Teapot (théière lizonnée à relief) and Cup (gobelet lizonné à relief sans 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 | Drinking cups—France—18th century | Teacups—France—18th century | Gilding—France—18th century | Relief (Decorative arts)—France—18th century | Flowers in art | Buteux, Charles—Pictorial works

Getty AAT keywords: porcelain (material) | porcelain (visual works) | dinnerware | teapots | cups (drinking vessels) | gilding-technique | porcelain painting (image-making) | relief (sculpture techniques) | floral patterns | flower (motif)

Description

35mm color slide of a white teapot and cup (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). Each is adorned with blue painted flowers and white flowers in relief. Dawson describes this décor as “molded in relief with prunus” and notes that the prunus decoration “is based on Chinese eighteenth-century porcelain from Fukein province” (Dawson 1994, 85). Both have a gilt dentil rim. The teapot has a painter’s mark for Charles Buteux, known as Buteux père or aîné (the elder) (1719–82, active 1756–82), a painter and gilder, whose mark was an anchor. He specialized in trophies and attributes (Savill 1988, 3:1007–1009; Eriksen and De Bellaigue 1987, 154 no. 200, 173n200; Tardy 1981, 530). The number 23 is handwritten on the slide.

Find more details on Buteux and painters’ marks 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

1758 (date of object)
March 1980 (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), “Teapot (théière lizonnée à relief) and Cup (gobelet lizonné à relief sans soucoupe),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed November 30, 2022, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2929.