Quatrefoil Cup and Saucer, 1735/1740

  • Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, German, founded 1710

Hard-paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold

  • Overall (cup): 1 7/8 × 3 3/4 × 2 3/4 inches (4.8 × 9.5 × 7 cm) Overall (saucer): 1 1/4 × 4 7/8 × 4 1/4 inches (3.2 × 12.4 × 10.8 cm)

Anonymous bequest

62.75.2

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

(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.

Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, Quatrefoil Cup and Saucer, 1735/1740, hard-paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. Detroit Institute of Arts, Anonymous bequest, 62.75.2.