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Cup and Saucer

A work made of hard-paste porcelain, enamel and gilding.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of hard-paste porcelain, enamel and gilding.




Dagoty Porcelain Factory (French, 1800-1820)

About this artwork

The rich, thick gilding and vivid enamel decoration on this cup and saucer are characteristic of porcelain made at the Dagoty manufactory in the early 19th century.

Though as many as 19 porcelain factories were operating in Paris in 1800, the firm founded by brothers Pierre-Louis and Etienne-Jean-Baptiste Dagoty was one of the few that enjoyed imperial and royal patronage, supplying dining services to Empress Joséphine and Marie-Thérèse Charlotte, Duchesse d’Angoulême, the eldest child of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.


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Applied Arts of Europe


Pierre Louis Dagoty


Cup and Saucer


Paris (Object made in)

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Made 1810–1815


Hard-paste porcelain, enamel and gilding


Diam.: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.); Cup: 5.7 × 9.8 cm (2 1/4 × 3 7/8 in.); Saucer D: D.: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)

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Gift of Alfred Duane Pell

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