Cup showing Portrait of Benjamin Franklin, and Saucer

Made by the Sèvres porcelain factory, Sèvres, France, 1756 - present. Painted by Nicolas-Pierre Pithou the Younger, French, active 1762 - 1818. Gilded by Henri-Martin Prévost, French, active 1757 - 1797.

Geography:
Made in Sèvres, France, Europe

Date:
1778

Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilt decoration

Dimensions:
Cup: 3 x 3 inches (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Diameter (Saucer): 6 inches (15.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

* Gallery 269, European Art 1500-1850, second floor (Boyer Gallery)

Accession Number:
1998-67-1a,b

Credit Line:
Bequest (by exchange) of George D. Widener, 1998

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