Description

Small, scroll-handled cup with inverted bell-shaped body on a pedestal foot. Decorated with a gilded dentate (dent-de-loup) border around the outside of rim, a gilded band around the base of foot, and gilded sprigs and dots along the top of the applied, molded handle.

One of two ice pots, W-1662/A-B.

Date

1778-1788


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Porcelain (soft-paste), gilt


Dimensions

Overall (incluiding handle): 2 1/2 in. x 2 3/4 in. x 2 1/4 in. (6.35 cm x 6.99 cm x 5.72 cm)
Overall (Width with handle): 2 1/2 in. x 2 1/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. (6.35 cm x 5.72 cm x 6.99 cm)
Overall (Diameter of rim): 2 1/4 in. x 2 1/4 in. (5.72 cm x 5.72 cm)
Overall (Diameter of foot): 1 1/8 in. x 1 1/8 in. (2.86 cm x 2.86 cm)


Credit Line

Gift of Mary Van Kleeck of Woodstock, N.Y.,1951


Marks

Overglaze mark painted on bottom (in red): factory mark or cipher of intertwined Ls surmounted by a triangle (gilder's mark).


Object Number

W-1662/B


Colors (Beta)


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