Ice Cream Cup (tasse à glace)

Fritzsche_Slide_52.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Ice Cream Cup (tasse à glace)

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 | Plants in art | Birds in art | Insects in art

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

Description

35mm color slide of an ice cream cup (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). Against a greenish-blue ground color, circular white reserves contain paintings of a bird and a butterfly, but neither painting is fully visible on the slide. Surrounding the reserves are thick bands of tooled gilding depicting scrolls and foliage. The cup is apparently from a Buffon service (Fritzsche 2018). Such pieces were inspired by the works of Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon, in particular his celebrated work on birds, The Natural History of Birds (Histoire naturelle des oiseaux, 1770–86). The number 52 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)
July 1986 (date of slide)

Contributor

Painter, Kirsten Blythe

Rights

These materials may be protected under copyright law and may only be used for educational, teaching, and learning purposes. If intended use is beyond these purposes, it is the sole responsibility of the user to obtain the appropriate copyright permissions.

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), “Ice Cream Cup (tasse à glace),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed October 1, 2022, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2977.