Manufacturer Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, German, founded 1710
  • Quatrefoil Cup and Saucer
Date 1735/1740
Medium hard-paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold
Dimensions Overall (cup): 1 7/8 × 3 3/4 × 3 inches (4.8 × 9.5 × 7.6 cm)
Overall (saucer): 1 1/4 × 4 7/8 × 4 1/4 inches (3.2 × 12.4 × 10.8 cm)
Credit Line Anonymous bequest
Accession Number 62.75.1
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Marks Meissen factory mark on bottom of cup, in underglaze blue: [crossed swords]
Bottom of cup, in overglaze gold: [cursive S]
Paper sticker on bottom of cup: FROM | The Antique Porcelain Co., Ltd. | 149, New Bond Street, W. 1 | Guaranteed Genuine.
Meissen factory mark on bottom of saucer, in underglaze blue: [crossed swords]
Bottom of saucer, in overglaze gold: [cursive S surmounted by gold quatrefoil]
(Antique Porcelain Company, London & New York);
private collection, Detroit;
1962-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
You, Yao-Fen. “From Novelty to Necessity: The Europeanization of Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate.” In Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate: Consuming the World, ed. Yao-Fen You, Mimi Hellman, and Hope Saska. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 2016, p. 42; 47 (ill.); 131, cat. 43.