Cream cup

The cup is complete. It is bell-shaped, with a swollen wall at the base that flares out towards the top, and a straight rim at the plain top. The base of the wall curves towards the foot, which is annular. The underside of the base is recessed and flat. The foot is beveled and free of glaze. The handle is vertical and oval in cross-section, with a small tail at the lower end. The inner rim is free of glaze ; The decoration is hand-painted in polychrome enamels in pink, blue, red, green, violet and orange on glaze, with gilding highlights, in the Famille rose style. The pattern is floral. It is visible under the rim and on the outer wall, as well as on the handle. The decoration under the rim is a fillet bordering a row of spearheads, traced in orange with gilding. The wall is adorned with three groups of leafy stems, painted green, and trimmed with flowers painted pink, red, purple and blue. The group on the wall opposite the handle is the most massive. Gilding has been added to the cove. Much of the gilding has now faded.

  • Accession Number 2018.10.1233
  • Date 1790 c
  • Materials ceramics, fine hard-paste porcelain from China
  • Measurements 5 x 5,942 cm
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  • Accession Number 2018.10.1233
  • Date 1790 c
  • Materials ceramics, fine hard-paste porcelain from China
  • Measurements 5 x 5,942 cm
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© Collection Pointe-à-Callière, Paul-Gaston L'Anglais fonds,2018.010.1233
Photo by René Bouchard

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