Cup and Saucer with Portrait of Benjamin Franklin

Porcelain cup and saucer with a deep blue ground decorated with circular panels in sepia monochrome depicting a portrait of Benjamin Franklin on the cup and trophies of America on the saucer, including a map inscribed "Amerique". Decorative panels are embraced with chased and gilded frame on cup and plain one on saucer. Rims are decorated with gilded borders of scrolls and wreaths.
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  • Porcelain cup and saucer with a deep blue ground decorated with circular panels in sepia monochrome depicting a portrait of Benjamin Franklin on the cup and trophies of America on the saucer, including a map inscribed "Amerique". Decorative panels are embraced with chased and gilded frame on cup and plain one on saucer. Rims are decorated with gilded borders of scrolls and wreaths.

Date:

c. 1780

Artist:

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
French, founded 1740
Painted by Etienne-Charles Le Guay (French, 1762-1846)

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Artist

Manufacture nationale de Sèvres (Manufacturer)

Title

Cup and Saucer with Portrait of Benjamin Franklin

Origin

Sèvres

Date

1775–1785

Medium

Soft-paste porcelain, blue ground, and gilding

Dimensions

Cup: 7.6 x 10 cm (3 x 4 in.); Saucer: 3.5 x 14.8 cm (1 3/8 x 5 13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Norman Chatain in memory of Professor Alfred Chatain

Reference Number

1959.478a-b

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