Litron Cup and Saucer with Chinoiserie Décor (gobelet litron et soucoupe, décor chinois)

Fritzsche_Slide_51b.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Litron Cup and Saucer with Chinoiserie Décor (gobelet litron et soucoupe, décor chinois)

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 | Landscapes on porcelain—France—18th century | Decoration and ornament—Plant forms—France—18th century | Flowers in art | Birds in art | Trees in art | Insects in art | Architecture in art | Bridges 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 | Aves (class) | butterflies | Chinoiserie

Description

35mm color slide of a litron cup and saucer (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). Both cup and saucer have a white ground, painted with multicolored designs. The saucer depicts a butterfly, bird, and flowers, while the cup is adorned with a “chinoiserie” scene: a bridge topped with a turret, and a solitary figure holding a parasol. This is the reverse side of Slide 51a. 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.

Creator

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

Publisher

Seattle Art Museum Libraries

Date

1778 (date of object)
October 1984 (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), “Litron Cup and Saucer with Chinoiserie Décor (gobelet litron et soucoupe, décor chinois),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed August 17, 2022, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2976.