Cabbage-Leaf Cup and Saucer (gobelet et soucoupe feuille de choux)

Fritzsche_Slide_34.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Cabbage-Leaf Cup and Saucer (gobelet et soucoupe feuille de choux)

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 | Decoration and ornament—Plant forms—France—18th century | Flowers in art

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

Description

35mm color slide of a cup and saucer (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). The décor on this piece is known as feuille de choux (cabbage-leaf). Rosalind Savill suggests that the term feuille de choux refers not only to the white reserves, which are shaped like cabbage leaves, but also to the lobed edges of the saucer. The white reserves on both objects are painted with multicolored floral bouquets, and edged with feathered “shell-like” gilding. The cup has a gilt dentil rim. The pale turquoise ground color is considered unusual; Savill identifies it as the ground color known as petit verd (little green), introduced around 1760 (Savill 1988, 2:536, 555–56, 3:1175). The number 34 is handwritten on the slide.

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)
20th century (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), “Cabbage-Leaf Cup and Saucer (gobelet et soucoupe feuille de choux),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed July 16, 2024, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2945.