- Museum number
Cup and Saucer; porcelain; cup with two scroll handles (one lost); plain white with gilded decoration; on one side the arms of Leopold Joseph Charles, Duke of Lorraine, Knight of the Golden Fleece in 1690 (d.1729); on the other side four Chinese figures in a landscape with trees and animals; the same coat of arms on the saucer and below a scene of Chinese figures, one smoking and two attendants; maker's marks.
- Production date
- 1730 (circa)
Diameter: 12.50 centimetres (saucer)
Height: 7.60 centimetres (cup)
- Curator's comments
- For a teacaddy and cover with the same arms see den Blaauwen, 2000, no. 127. He also mentions a beaker discussed by Ruckert (1966) and Ducret (1971) baring the same arms. Ducret attributed the painting to Batholomaus Seuter of Augsburg and dated it to c.1745-7.
The arms were given by Ruckert and Ducret to Francis Stephen, Duke of Lorraine (1708-65) who married Maria Theresa in 1736 and became Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1737 and Emperor in 1745. In this case the pieces bearing these arms would have to have been decorated before 1737 when he lost Lorraine and acquired Tuscany. Other candidates are his father Leopold (d. 1729) and his brother Charles Alexander (1712-80).
- Not on display
- Gilding mostly rubbed on cup and rim repaired.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number